Bird flu kills 10-year-old Vietnamese girl

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HANOI, Vietnam (AP) – A 10-year-old girl from southern Vietnam became the 12th person to die of bird flu in a month, health officials said Monday, as authorities took precautions to keep the disease from spreading during the upcoming Lunar New Year festivities.

The girl from Long An province died Sunday night after surviving about a week in critical condition on a respirator, said a doctor from Pediatrics Hospital Number One in Ho Chi Minh City.

A dozen people have died of bird flu in Vietnam since Dec. 30, raising concerns that the disease could be re-emerging after an outbreak last year spread to 10 Asian countries, forcing the slaughter of more than 100 million birds.