Vietnam Confirms
Another Human H5N1 Case

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (AP) -- Vietnam confirmed another bird flu case Friday, the first reported infection in more than a month.
A 21-year-old man from northern Thai Binh province tested positive for the H5N1 strain of bird flu, said Nguyen Thi Tuong Van of Bach Mai Hospital in Hanoi.
Since Dec. 30, 12 people from Vietnam have died from the bird flu while four others who contracted the virus recovered. Last month, a Cambodian woman died of bird flu in a Vietnamese hospital.
The reported case comes as international experts convened in Ho Chi Minh City to discuss strategies for fighting the deadly virus.
The man is the first confirmed bird flu case in more than a month in Vietnam. A total of 45 people from Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand have died in the past year since the disease first surfaced in the region.



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