Sunday, July 19, 2009

338 cases A/H1N1 flu confirmed so far

An additional 18 patients tested positive for the A (H1N1) flu on July 16, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in Vietnam to 338.

The Department of Preventive Medicine and Environment under the Ministry of Health said that 279 patients have been released from hospital after treatment and no faltalities have been reported so far.

Currently, the remaining 59 patients are in to receive treatment. All are in a stable condition and show no serious symptoms.

According to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), as of July 15, 135 countries and territories across the world have reported 125,993 cases of A/H1N1 flu, 667 of which were fatal.

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