PRO/EDR> Melioidosis – Viet Nam: (QB) flooding, fatal

Melioidosis — Vietnam
A Quang Binh Province official who spent days in floodwaters in October 2020 managing relief efforts died of a bacterial infection this week. The official, the People’s Committee Chairman of Bac Trach Commune in Bo Trac District, [aged] 51, caught a fever and was hospitalized, said Nguyen Van Thuy, deputy chairman of the district. He had reportedly suffered from a slight injury to his knee but carried on evacuating people and wading in floodwaters to distribute essential items to people in