VN reports 10th A/H1N1 death
16:03 | 24/09/2009
VGP - The Ministry of Health on Wednesday confirmed the 10th A/H1N1 death in Việt Nam, which is the second case founded in the southern province of Bến Tre in the last 10 days.

Việt Nam has reported a A/H1N1 death toll of 10 up to September 23, 2009 – Illustration photo

The latest case was a 59-year-old woman who exhibited such symptoms as coughing and breathing difficulty on September 16. She died on September 21 after five days of treatment at three hospitals.

The Hồ Chí Minh City Pasteur Institute on September 21 said her specimens were tested positive for the A/H1N1 virus.

Among the 10 swine flu victims, nine suffered serious chronic diseases.

As of September 23, the Ministry of Health has confirmed 7,636 cases of A/H1N1 infection in Việt Nam, of whom 5,047 have fully recovered.

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