News - Vietnam confirms new case of H5N1 bird flu in humans
A Vietnamese teenager has been confirmed as having the H5N1 bird flu virus, health officials in the northern port city of Haiphong said yesterday.
Doctors from the health department in Haiphong said laboratory tests showed 15-year-old Vu Van Hoa, who is being treated at a local hospital, had contracted the strain.
"His condition is stable and slowly recovering," said a doctor from Haiphong's Viet-Tiep hospital, adding that Hoa had been transferred to another hospital in Hanoi for treatment.
Hoa was hospitalized late last week together with four other patients from Haiphong who were suspected of having bird flu.
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