Vietnam confirms two more deaths of A/H1N1 influenza
Vietnam confirmed that two middle- aged women died of A/H1N1 influenza, bringing the total flu deaths in the country to nine, said a daily report on the website of the Vietnamese Ministry of Health on Wednesday, Xinhua reported.
One patient is a 42-year-old woman, living in the southern province of Binh Phuoc. She was admitted to the provincial hospital on Sept. 18 with symptoms of fever and coughing. The woman died on Sept. 19 due to respiratory disorder. Her sample was tested positive with A/H1N1 virus.
Another patient is a 46-year-old woman, living in the highland province of Dak Lak. The woman has inborn heart disease. She was admitted to a district-level hospital with fever and difficulty in breathing on Sept. 16.
The woman was then transferred to the provincial hospital on Sept. 17 as her conditions deteriorated. She was confirmed positive with A/H1N1 virus on Sept. 19. The patient was treated with Tamiflu drug but died one day later.
The Vietnamese Ministry of Health on Tuesday confirmed 167 more cases of A/H1N1 influenza, raising the total number of flu patients in the country to 7,362.