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Vietnam reports 2nd bird flu death of the year

A health official says a 32 year old man from northern Vietnam has died of bird flu, in the country's second death from the disease this year.

world Updated: Feb 27, 2009 11:02 IST

A health official says a 32 year old man from northern Vietnam has died of bird flu, in the country's second death from the disease this year.

The man was from the northern province of Ninh Binh and died on Wednesday at a disease clinic in Hanoi.

Vu Van Can, deputy director of the Ninh Binh health department, says the man tested positive for bird flu, and that he became ill after slaughtering and eating ducks his family raised.

Last week, a 23 year old woman from the northern province of Quang Ninh died of bird flu, becoming the first person in Vietnam to die of the disease in 2009.