Scores of employees at a garment factory in the southern province of Kien Giang, Vietnam have tested positive for H1N1 influenza, prompting health officials to ask the factory to take preventive measures against further spread, according to a local media report.
117 of the nearly 1,000 employees tested positive according to the Ho Chi Minh City Pasteur Institute.
The infected workers will have to be quarantined for between seven to 10 days.
On June 11, 2009, the World Health Organization declared a influenza pandemic due to the particular H1N1 strain that had not circulated previously in humans. In August 2010, the WHO said studies indicate that 20–40% of populations in some areas have been infected by the H1N1 virus.
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