(CIDRAP News) Two Vietnamese girls died of avian influenza over the weekend, and the disease may have claimed its first human victim in Cambodia, according to news services.
A 13-year-old girl and a 10-year-old girl became the 11th and 12th people to die of H5N1 avian flu in Vietnam since late December, according to reports. Their illnesses were first reported in the news media Jan 28.
(CIDRAP News) A 32-year-old man from northern Vietnam died of avian influenza yesterday, and two more confirmed human cases of the disease were reported today, according to news services and the World Health Organization (WHO).
A doctor at Bach Mai hospital in Hanoi said the man, from Phu Tho province, had tested positive for the H5N1 flu strain, according to an Agence France-Presse (AFP) report.
(CIDRAP News) The idea of stopping an emerging influenza pandemic would have seemed ridiculous until a few years ago, but today the world just might have a chance to do that, according to two flu experts who published opinion pieces this week.
(CIDRAP News) Authorities are investigating the possibility of human-to-human transmission of avian influenza in two newly confirmed cases in middle-aged brothers in northern Vietnam, the World Health Organization (WHO) said today.
(CIDRAP News) A recent exercise that confronted international leaders with a hypothetical smallpox attack showed the potential for tensions between countries that have enough smallpox vaccine and those that don't, according to news reports.
(CIDRAP News) The World Health Organization (WHO) today added two more cases to its tally of confirmed human cases of H5N1 avian flu in Vietnam, and WHO officials reportedly said another 10 suspected cases are under investigation there.