Vietnamese Doctor Studying H5N1 Bird Flu Falls Victim to Virus

June 21, 2005   Hanoi, Vietnam - This week the Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper in Hanoi reported that a medical doctor who has been taking samples from people diagnosed with the dangerous H5N1 virus, or bird flu, is now sick with the virus himself. The male doctor is in the hospital and his condition is reported as "stable." Since the H5N1 virus jumped from animals to humans in late 2003, thirty-eight Vietnamese patients have died. 


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