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베트남 임산부 조류독감으로 사망 (E)


베트남 병원 관계자들은 임신부 한 명이 조류독감으로 사망했다고 말했습니다.

관계자들은 31일, 하노이의 한 병원에서 지난 28일 사망한 22세 여성은 북부 지방 하 타이 출신이라고 확인했습니다.

관계자들은 검사결과 사망한 여성은 H5N1형 조류독감 바이러스에 감염된 것으로 확인됐다고 말했습니다.

세계보건기구 WHO는 베트남에서 지난 2003년 이후 95명이 조류독감에 걸렸고, 그 가운데 42명이 사망했다고 말하고 있습니다.


Vietnamese hospital officials say a pregnant woman has died of bird flu.

Officials confirmed today (Tuesday) that the 22-year-old woman died Saturday at a hospital in Hanoi. She was from the northern province of Ha Tay.

Officials say test results confirmed the woman was infected with the H5N1 bird flu virus.

The World Health Organization says 95 other people have contracted the bird flu virus since 2003 in Vietnam, 42 of whom have died.

The WHO says close contact with dead or sick birds is the principal source of human infection.

Vietnam once had the world's highest rate of bird flu infections and death, but the government managed to contain outbreaks through mass vaccination campaigns, culling millions of birds, and public education campaigns.

Despite those efforts, the virus came back strongly this year and has hit poultry farms across the country.

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