Vietnam has recorded six more bird flu victims, taking the number of infections in the country to 61 since December, 18 of whom have died, state media reported on Wednesday.
The six were being treated in a Hanoi hospital, the Tuoi Tre newspaper quoted the National Institute for Clinical Research of Tropical Medicine as saying.
It said one hospital doctor who had been taking samples from carriers of the H5N1 virus had now developed a fever himself and was suspected of being infected.
Read the full story. Recombinomics has more, noting that the latest cases in northern Vietnam have been milder. These milder symptoms, together with very poor monitoring in the field, make it very likely that we do not have an accurate count of the number of human bird flu cases. Early detection and containment seem very unlikely.