Death toll from A/H1N1 influenza rises to 44 in Vietnam

18:09, November 30, 2009      

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Vietnam confirmed two more deaths ofA/H1N1 influenza, bringing the country's total number of flu deaths to 44, said a report on the website of the Ministry of Health on Monday.

The 43rd case is a 20-year-old girl from the southern Khanh Hoa Province. She was six months pregnant, said the ministry.

The patient showed flu-like symptoms on Nov. 12 and was admitted to a local hospital. She was then transferred to the provincial general hospital on Nov. 19 with diagnosis of pneumonia.

The patient died on Nov. 24 due to respiratory failure. Her sample was tested positive to the A/ H1N1 virus, said the ministry.

The 44th case is a 59-year-old man from northern Quang Ninh Province. He displayed symptoms of fever, malaria and headache on Nov. 5. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment of malaria.

The man was then transferred to a provincial general hospital with diagnosis of pneumonia. He died on Nov. 26 due to his health conditions kept worsening. His sample was tested positive to the A/H1N1 virus, said the ministry.

Vietnam has so far reported 10,891 patients of A/H1N1 influenza.

Source: Xinhua
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