A/H1N1 flu death toll reaches 39

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Vietnam has had a total of 39 fatalities in over 10,600 A/H1N1 flu cases in 61 provinces and cities across the country, said Nguyen Huy Nga, Director of the Ministry of Health’s Preventive Medicine and Environment, on November 4. The only two provinces which have not found A/H1N1 flu cases are Bac Kan and Dien Bien. The latest fatality case was a 32-year-old man who died in HCM City on November 3. He was hospitalised in Tay Ninh hospital for treatment on October 23 and transferred to the city’s Tropical Diseases Hospital two days later. He died after 10 days of treatment with Tamiflu there. Regarding the A/H1N1 flu vaccination issue, Director of the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Nguyen Tran Hien, said that the World Health Organisation has committed to provide 10 million doses A/H1N1 vaccine for 10 percent of the population. About 1.2 million doses are expected to arrive in Vietnam by mid December. VOVNews/VNA

The only two provinces which have not found A/H1N1 flu cases are Bac Kan and Dien Bien.

The latest fatality case was a 32-year-old man who died in HCM City on November 3. He was hospitalised in Tay Ninh hospital for treatment on October 23 and transferred to the city’s Tropical Diseases Hospital two days later. He died after 10 days of treatment with Tamiflu there.

Regarding the A/H1N1 flu vaccination issue, Director of the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Nguyen Tran Hien, said that the World Health Organisation has committed to provide 10 million doses A/H1N1 vaccine for 10 percent of the population.

About 1.2 million doses are expected to arrive in Vietnam by mid December.

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