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4th Confirmed Bird Flu Fatality in Mekong Delta Vietnam
January 13, 2005
>>The 18-year-old girl from Vietnam's southern Hau Giang province, who died on Monday, has just been confirmed to have contracted H5N1, marking the fourth fatality from the virus within two weeks.<<
The patient (18F) described above is now the 4th confirmed bird flu fatality. Thus far only one other patient has been confirmed this season. She is also 18 and is in critical condition. Her 15 year old sister is hospitalized and among the 10 suspect cases. Thus far none of this season's bird flu patients have recovered. All are in the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam.
Sequence data on the cases from this season would be useful.