[health-vn] Six Vietnamese isolated in Hong Kong because of A/H1N1
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Fri May 8 03:03:50 EST 2009
Six Vietnamese isolated in Hong Kong because of A/H1N1
16:01' 07/05/2009 (GMT+7)
VietNamNet Bridge – On May 6, four Vietnamese adults and two children were
isolated in Hong Kong under suspicion of being infected with the A/H1N1 flu.
Meanwhile, one passenger was detained at Hanoi-based Noi Bai International
Airport for having a high temperature.
According to the Foreign Ministry, three of the six Vietnamese in Hong Kong
stayed in the same hotel as an A/H1N1 patient. However, their health was stable
and one has been released for being negative for A/H1N1. If all tests turn up
negative, the remaining five people will leave the isolation area on May 8.
A person who entered Vietnam via Noi Bai Airport on May 6 was moved to the
National Hospital for Tropical Infectious Diseases.
According to the hospital’s Director, Nguyen Van Kinh, this person went from
Czech Republic to Germany and then Vietnam. Kinh said the passenger only had a
high temperature, not other symptoms of flu. However, the person will still have
to stay at the hospital until tests reveal that he is negative for A/H1N1.
Dr. Nguyen Van Ban, Director of the Vietnam-France Hospital in Hanoi, said that
the hospital has conducted tests on three people suspected of having the flu: a
French man from Hong Kong and a couple from the US. All of them had fevers. The
French man was on the same flight as an A/H1N1 patient. However, all of them
were negative for the dangerous flu.
At a meeting on measures to counter A/H1N1 flu on May 6 in HCM City chaired by
Health Minister Nguyen Quoc Trieu, health officials in southern provinces
reported the shortage of temperature measurers at many border gates in Tay Ninh,
An Giang, Vung Tau, Dong Thap, Kien Giang and Long An provinces.
Minister Nguyen Quoc Trieu emphasised that all border provinces have to quickly
purchase temperature measurers. “The goal is early discovery, taking initiative
in combating the flu,” the minister said.
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