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Bird Flu Case Fatality Rate in Vietnam Remains at 100

Recombinomics Commentary
January 9, 2005

>>"For three weeks we did our best to save her but she was in a very critical condition and we could not stop her from deteriorating," Tran Tinh Hien, the hospital's deputy's director, told AFP.<<

The bird flu case fatality rate for this season in Vietnam remains at 100%.  There have been four confirmed cases of bird flu, Three (7M, 10M, 16F) have died and one (18F) is in critical condition.  This season none of the confirmed or suspect H5N1 cases have recovered.

The two younger patients
(14M, 18F) are in critical condition, and the condition of the third patient (65M) was not disclosed. 

The six cases formed two clusters centering around ducks near Can Tho City in the Mekong Delta.  In some regions nearly half of the ducks have been H5N1 positive.The poultry infections are spreading out in the Mekong Delta.  Pets in Ho Chi Minh City have also died from H5N1 avian influenza.

Yunnan Province has set up a 30 km wide immune protection zone along its border with Vietnam.

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