HA NOI The Ministry of Health yesterday reported three more A/H1N1 fatalities in the two provinces of Da Nang and Dak Lak, which brought the country s total deaths to 35 out of the more than 10,500 A/H1N1 flu cases.
A 10-month old girl in Ea Kar District, Dak Lak Province was the most recent fatality. She was hospitalised in Dak Lak General Hospital with high fever and difficult breathing four days after she started showing symptoms. On October, 21, she was sent to the Nhi Dong 1 Hospital in HCM City due to her health condition rapidly worsening. She died on Monday at the hospital with the virus having led to a serious case of pneumonia.
The Dak Lak Health Department also reported the death from A/H1N1 of a 27-year old man in Cu Kuin District. The man was hospitalised on October 9 with symptoms appearing to be from malaria. Four days later, the man was treated with antibiotics and Tamiflu due to his health condition becoming more serious with symptoms of high fever, coughing and difficulty breathing. The man escaped from the hospital on October 13 and died two days later at his home.
A 41-year old man in Da Nang City, who came to Da Nang Hospital for health examination four days after he started having symptoms, died on October 24 from A/H1N1 flu, after several days in intensive care.
On October 24, the National Institute of Infectious and Tropical Diseases also reported the first A/H1N1 flu fatality in Ha Noi.
A woman, who was six-month pregnant in Son Tay District was sent to the hospital on the sixth day after she started her flu symptoms. She died on October 22 after hours in emergency care due to respiratory failure and pneumonia caused by the A/H1N1 flu virus. VNS