Monday, June 20, 2005

More cases in Vietnam

The newspaper Siagon Liberation is reporting two more bird flu cases in northern Vietnam, along with three more suspect cases (via XinhuaNet). The cases were said to have been admitted to the Institute of Tropical Diseases in Hanoi over the weekend. This raises the unofficial case count since the first of the year to 63 (although the newspaper counts 64). The paper also reports that the Hanoi hospital currently has under care 28 people with flu symptoms, of whom 13 are confirmed cases.

It is becoming difficult to sort out the newly reported from the already reported, but it is quite clear that new cases are now appearing at an accelerating pace.