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Hai Phong reports first A/H1N1 case of 2015

Update: April, 17/2015 - 11:58
Doctors are treating for an A/H1N1 flu patient . — Photo

HAI PHONG (VNS) — The Hai Phong health department yesterday reported a serious case of avian influenza A/H1N1 at the Viet Tiep General Hospital.

The patient, named Pham Trung San and born in 1955, was in coma and had suffered respiratory failure due to pneumonia after five days of fever. San is a resident of Tam Cuong Commune in Vinh Bao District of the city.

San tested positive for the A/H1N1 virus in tests conducted by the city's preventive medicine centre.

He is being treated in an isolated room, following the health ministry's treatment plan. He is the first A/H1N1 case to be reported in the city in 2015.

The city has also implemented measures to decontaminate San's house and the neighbouring area. His family and neighbours were instructed to take measures to prevent the spread of the A/H1N1 infection.

The health sector said people with symptoms of cough and prolonged fever should immediately go to health centres for timely check-ups and treatment. — VNS

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