Three people in the central province of Khanh Hoa have tested positive for swine flu A/H1N1, said the province’s general hospital on February 14.

The trio, including one from Khanh Son district and the others from Nha Trang city, are currently being treated at the hospital.

Earlier, a 30-year-old man in Nha Trang’s Vinh Thanh commune, became the first victim of swine flu H1N1in the province. He died on February 13 after eight days of treatment.

The same day, the provincial People’s Committee also announced that many cases of A/H5N1 bird flu have been discovered in Ninh Hoa town.

Given this situation, the committee assigned the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development to supervise the implementation of preventive measures.

It has also sent an urgent notice to branches and localities in the province, requiring them to enhance the prevention and control of A/H7N9, a new strain of bird flu.

A/H5N1 avian influenza has struck in Cam Lam and Dien Khanh district, with 12,000 fowls affected. All have been culled.-VNA