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Vietnam Reports First Human Death from Bird Flu Since 2005


Vietnamese authorities have announced the first death of a human from bird flu in their country since 2005.

Officials said Saturday the 20-year-old man died last week in Ha Tay Province, near Hanoi. They did not indicate how he became infected.

If confirmed by the World Health Organization, this bird flu death would be Vietnam's 43rd.

Four other people have been diagnosed with bird flu in Vietnam this year. Vietnamese authorities say all have been treated and at least one of those patients has recovered.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP or Reuters.

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