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Swine flu claims third victim of the year

Update: June, 07/2013 - 10:05

HCM CITY (VNS)— A 24-year-old woman has died of swine flu in HCM City, taking the death toll in the city this year to three.

The woman, from Central Highland Kon Tum Province, had delivered in another city hospital last Sunday when she was rushed to Cho Ray General Hospital where she succumbed on Wednesday after three days of treatment.

Dr Hoang Lan Phuong, deputy head of Cho Ray Hospital's tropical diseases department, said she was admitted with a fever, cough, and respiratory problems, and later tested positive for the H1N1 strain of swine flu.

Her family said she had not been in contact with anyone with swine flu. According to doctors at Tu Du Hospital, where she delivered, her child is in good health and does not have the disease. — VNS

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