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Bird flu kills man in Vietnam

Posted by jtsmyth8 on January 23, 2008

Bird flu has killed a man in northern Vietnam, marking the country’s first human case this year, health officials said Wednesday.The 32-year-old man from Tuyen Quang province, about 80 kilometres northwest of Hanoi, died last week, two days after being admitted to the national tropical disease hospital in Hanoi, said To Doan Hong of the provincial Preventive Medicine Centre.

Test results later came back positive for the H5N1 strain of the virus, he said. It was the country’s 48th death reported since the virus began raging across Asia in late 2003. (story)

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