Vietnam at High Risk for H1N1

Vietnam health authorities are increasingly concerned about potential for the rapid spread of the A/H1N1 flu this winter.

The flu is now spreading at a much greater pace than over the past several weeks, with many of the country’s A/H1N1 positive patients relatives of overseas Vietnamese patients who had returned from the US.

Health experts have warned that when the A/H1N1 flu spreads widely into the community, an increasing number of patients and even fatalities is unavoidable.

The Health Ministry yesterday confirmed 35 new A/H1N1 flu cases, bringing the nation’s total to 443.  Overall, 139,556 cases and 781 fatalities have been reported in 139 countries worldwide.

For more information about the Vietnam flu situation, click here.


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