One person died and two others have been discharged from the hospital after testing positive for A/H1N1 swine flu in the southern province of Đồng Nai, according to the provincial Department of Health.—Photo vtv.vn
ĐỒNG NAI — One person died and two others have been discharged from the hospital after testing positive for A/H1N1 swine flu in the southern province of Đồng Nai, according to the provincial Department of Health.
The dead patient died because of the flu together with some other chronic diseases, said Hoàng Nghĩa Đài, head of the Medical Profession Division under the department.
The two other patients discharged from the hospital are now in stable condition, Vietnam News Agency reported.
The Đồng Nai Centre of Preventive Medicines sterilised the Đồng Nai General Hospital to prevent the disease from spreading.
The centre also informed all health departments in the province to be vigilant and identify A/H1N1 flu cases early to take proper measures.
The centre conducted inspections in living areas of the three patients, and no more cases was discovered.
More education on disease prevention was delivered to local residents, especially workers in enterprises in the province.
A/H5N6 flu prevention
In another development, the Đắk Lắk Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) on Friday asked concerned local organisations to join hands in preventing A/H5N6 bird flu in the Central Highlands province.
The disease appeared in Krông Bông District’s Hòa Lễ Commune and could spread to other areas.
The Krông Bông District’s Animal Health Unit was asked to cooperate with the Hòa Lễ Commune People’s Committee to give more education via multimedia so that local residents can be positive in preventing it.
Poultry transporting, trading and slaughtering must be supervised closely.
The poultry must receive necessary vaccinations.
The DARD asked the Krông Bông District to declare the epidemic of A/H5N6 bird flu based on the Law on Animal Health, and conduct preventive measures.
The A/H5N6 bird flu struck from October 15 to 18, affecting 2,800 ducks of three households in Hòa Lễ Commune, Krông Bông District.
The ducks, about 40 days old, stopped eating their meals, had white dung and could not keep balance while swimming. All of them had not been vaccinated against the disease.
All of the ducks were culled. The affected areas were sterilised.
Trần Đình Bình, head of the Krông Bông Animal Health and Breeding Station, said that the fickle weather reduced the animals’ resistance and the disease thus spread quickly.
Hòa Lễ Commune now has about 20,100 poultries. — VNS