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Swine flu Vietnam

posted Jun 1, 2009, 10:49 PM by Dong Travel   [ updated Jun 1, 2009, 10:55 PM by Mickey Dong Hoang Thinh ]
HANOI, Vietnam — A Vietnamese woman and her 9-year-old child who recently returned from the US have tested positive for swine flu, bringing the country's total cases to three, a doctor said Monday.

The two arrived in the southern commercial hub of Ho Chi Minh City last Monday, and test results confirmed they were infected with the H1N1 virus, said Phan Van Tu of the institute.

Tu said they were in stable condition.

"We are expecting more cases in coming days," he said by telephone, adding that he's confident that Vietnam could keep the virus under control. "We have good experiences in fighting SARS and bird flu, and that is very helpful."

On Sunday, Vietnam confirmed its first case of swine flu in a student who also recently returned from the US.

The World Health Organization says 53 countries have reported more than 15,000 cases of swine flu, including 99 deaths. The tally excludes the three cases in Vietnam - A