Thailand still flu free
No new cases of bird flu have been identified in Thailand since early
this year, according to Thailand's Minister of Public Health. He says that
the recent cases of illness found in Sukhothai were a normal human strain
Minister Pinij Jarusombat cautioned, however, that there
was no room for complacency. Thailand remains vigilant against the spread of avian
influenza, through the health ministry's strategic plan which includes an
education and prevention campaign.
The campaign against has
proved effective as Thailand witnessed no new cases this
Results of laboratory tests show that the two people that were
recently ill - a 10-year old boy and a three-year-old girl in Sukhothai
- were not infected with H5N1 virus but tested positive for a
normal human strain of influenza.
about possible animal-to-human transmission of the H5N1 virus, the public
health minister assured the public that the ministry will pull out all the stops
to ensure the effectiveness of surveillance network and anti-bird flu campaign
through its provincial machanism, " Mr Bird Flu", a team of regional bird
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