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​Swine flu kills another Vietnamese

Sunday, July 08, 2018, 18:04 GMT+7
​Swine flu kills another Vietnamese
The Vinh Long General Hospital is seen in Vinh Long Province, Vietnam. Photo: Tuoi Tre

A woman from Vietnam’s Mekong Delta died from the H1N1 virus on Thursday, becoming another casualty of the infection in the country this year.

The 56-year-old woman, L.T.K.H., ran a high fever after returning to her home in Vinh Long Province from a trip in Da Lat City of Vietnam’s Central Highlands.

She was taken on July 5 to a local medical center before being transferred to an advanced infirmary – the Vinh Long General Hospital – where she was diagnosed with high blood pressure, pneumonia and pulmonary edema – a condition caused by excessive fluid in the lungs.

The patient was quarantined and died on the same day.

She tested positive for H1N1, according to the Pasteur Institute in Ho Chi Minh City.

The woman is the fourth person in 2018 to die of swine flu in the Mekong Delta, where the disease has killed three others, according to domestic news media.

This year the virus has claimed the lives of three people in Ho Chi Minh City since its first reported outbreak in early June at Tu Du Hospital, a major obstetric institution here.

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Thai Xuan / Tuoi Tre News

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