An 82-year-old woman from Vietnam's southern Tra Vinh province has died from H1N1 infection, becoming the second H1N1 death in the province so far this year.
H5N1 was detected in the post-mortem blood tests of a 60-year-old victim who died Thursday, August 9, in Ho Chi Minh City.
This is the third human case of H9N2 avian influenza recorded in China this year.
Before the two latest H1N1 deaths, Vietnam's southern region reported four fatalities of the flu virus.
To determine the impact of biosecurity practices and better understand risk factors for avian influenza, researchers conducted a meta-analysis of 79 studies published between 2003 and 2018.
Researchers sought to better understand national approaches for managing potential human health risks during outbreaks of infection with avian influenza A(H5N8) virus during 2016–17.
After testing specimens from 24 suspected cases of H1N1 infection, Cho Ray Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City has found that 12 people have been infected with bird flu.
The southern provinces of China have a high density of poultry and humans and are considered likely hot spots for the emergence of new reassortant influenza viruses.
Vietnam's Health Ministry has recommended the public take measures to prevent A/H1N1 influenza after 16 people caught the virus from a patient at Ho Chi Minh City's Tu Du Hospital.
Avian influenza A(H7N9) virus caused five waves of human infection in China from its emergence in 2013 through May 17, 2017.