VietNamNet Bridge – Twenty-three people suspected to have the A/H1N1 virus in the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang’s Ha Giang City have been quarantined for treatment and close surveillance.
Director of the municipal Centre for Preventive Medicine, Nguyen Thi Du, said that all suspected cases were from Ngoc Duong Commune’s Na Bau Hamlet. The hamlet has also been put under quarantine.
Of the 23 cases, five are receiving treatment with Tamiflu at the provincial General Hospital. They tested positive to A/H1N1 after being hospitalised with all symptoms of the virus.
By July 7, there have been two cases of deaths caused by influenza A/H1N1 in the province, including a 56-year-old man who died in May and a 15-year-old girl who passed away last month. The girl was also from Na Bau Hamlet.