Soc Trang, Vietnam – A woman suspected of being infected with the H5N1 virus (Avian Influenza) died on March 20 in Chau Hung commune, in the Mekong Delta province of Soc Trang.  

Ly Thi Hang, 26, was admitted to the Bac Lieu general hospital on March 16 to treat symptoms of headache, fatigue and a cough. Hang’s condition worsened, and she died on the morning of March 20. (Snip) Hang ate a duck infected with H5N1 about a month ago.

Bird flu has claimed three deaths in the country so far this year, with the most recent victim from southern Dong Thap province, and two others in the northeastern province of Quang Ninh and northern Ninh Binh province.