(neighbor) under observation

 Note: A picture shows the 3 year old child’s body being loaded into a vehicle for transport from hospital to the burial site.)

The body was brought back to his hometown for burial on the same day. According to the patient’s family, the family ate duck gruel together and after that the boy showed symptoms of H5N1, such as vomiting, headache, coughing, and breathing problems.

So far this year, the country has had four H5N1 patients, this being the youngest one and the first from the south.

Health workers are keeping their eyes on a 20-month-old child who lived near the dead boy’s family and also ate duck gruel.