Sunday, February 27, 2005

Vietnam, new bird flu death reported

Last night we reported a new confirmed case of bird flu in Thai Binh province (in the north). This morning comes word (via The Irish Examiner) of the death of a 69 year old man in the same province (death number 14 in Vietnam). Relatives say the deceased and his family had eaten a traditional chicken dish over the Tet Lunar New Year holiday. It is not clear if this is a previously reported infection or not.

The situation in Thai Binh bears watching.