HANOI, Aug. 27 (Xinhua) -- The Vietnamese Ministry of Health has confirmed
84 more cases of A/H1N1 influenza, bringing the country's total number of flu
patients to 2,226, local newspaper the Labor reported Thursday.
Out of the new cases, 45 patients are in the south, eight in the north, and
31 in the central provinces, said the ministry.
At the regular meeting of the National Steering Committee on Human
Influenza Prevention on Wednesday, the Health Ministry asked localities to
enhance the surveillances towards groups having high possibility of acquiring
the A/H1N1 virus. They include people coming back from the infected areas and
students, especially those at the primary schools.
At public places like schools and offices, if the first cases are detected
and confirmed positive to the A/H1N1 virus, other suspected cases will be
quarantined and treated immediately afterwards without taking A/H1N1 test, said
So far, 1,252 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospitals.
The rest is being quarantined and treated.
Vietnam has reported two deaths of A/H1N1 influenza since the first case
was confirmed in the country.
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