Monday, December 19, 2005

News - H5N1 yet to affect Vietnam tourism

According to the announcement, since December 2003, 93 cases of type A/H5N1 have been reported in Vietnam and 42 have died in 32 provinces and cities.

Most of the patients had contact with diseased fowl but there is no evidence of human to human infection. Since November 14, 2005, no new cases of the virus have been detected in humans but the World Health Organisation (WHO) maintains warnings of a pandemic.

The Vietnam Ministry of Health has taken urgent measures to control the spread of the virus in the country and is working to ensure that tourists are safe.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism will join efforts with the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to report updated information on the effort.

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