Doctor Pham Trung Thao, head of the infection department at Ba Ria Hospital, said the department admitted Mr N.M.K from Chau Duc district on June 4, as he was showing typical symptoms of coughing, high fever, running nose, and fatigue.
According to a preliminary report, the patient took his wife for a medical check-up and treatment at Tu Du hospital in HCM City, where there had been an outbreak of A/H1N1 influenza. The hospital suspected that the patient contracted A/H1N1 flu while in attendance.
Ba Ria hospital provided a medical check-up and treated the patient in isolation. The patient tested positive for A/H1N1 flu but there were no serious complications. After four days of treatment, the patient had recovered to a healthy condition and was discharged from hospital on June 8.
People are advised to go to hospital immediately if they suspect that they are infected with A/H1N1, so that can receive timely treatment to avoid any further complications and the possibility of death.