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Saturday, 24 January 2004

Avian flu claims sixth victim in Vietnam - in the south, this time


A 13-year old boy is reported to have died in Ho Chi Minh City, the first time a case has been confirmed in that part of the country. The BBC also reports that the WHO has reported an 8-year old girl in the city has tested positive for the virus and is in a critical conditon (I have been unable, so far, to find mention of this in the WHO website).

A friend, and former colleague, will this weekend be emigrating from Ho Chi Minh City to Australia, a move that has been hoped and planned for over many years - it may seem trivial in the wider scale of things, but I do hope (being extremely partisan on this matter) that these major health concerns will not jeopardise the move.

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