The Vietnamese Ministry of Health said the country confirmed two more influenza A/H1N1 cases, raising the total number of flu patients to 28, local newspaper the Youth reported Thursday.
The patient, an 18-year-old man, came back from the United States on flight NW1 last Thursday, transiting in Japan. He was confirmed positive to the influenza virus after being admitted to the General Hospital of the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang, said the ministry.
Another patient is a 62-year-old woman coming back from Canada on flight CX 765, transiting in Hong Kong. She was admitted to the Ho Chi Minh City Hospital of Tropical Diseases and tested positive for the A/H1N1 virus later.
Meanwhile, out of the 28 A/H1N1 confirmed cases in Vietnam, 15 were discharged from the hospitals. The rest are being quarantined and treated in stable conditions.
(Xinhua News Agency June 18, 2009)