"A Vietnamese teenager has been confirmed with the H5N1 bird flu virus, health officials said on Tuesday.
Doctors from the health department of the northern port city of Haiphong told Reuters laboratory tests showed 15-year-old Vu Van Hoa, who is being treated at a local hospital, had contracted the deadly strain.
"His condition is stable and slowly recovering," said a doctor from Haiphong's Viet-Tiep hospital, adding that Hoa had been transfered to another hospital in the capital, Hanoi, for treatment and observation.
Hoa was hospitalised late last week together with four other patients from Haiphong who were suspected having bird flu."
This is a pretty crappy report in my opinion. How did the teen contract it? How is he being treated? Was he given Tamiflu? None of these questions are answered. I'll do my best to scour up the particulars... the MSM isn't doing a very good job of following up on these new cases though, it's pretty annoying...
Tuesday, November 22, 2005