Further AI outbreak in Thailand
There has been a further outbreak of H5N1 bird flu in Thailand, in
the northeast where Thailand borders Laos, prompting the cull of more than
A man infect with the avian
influenza virus elsewhere in the country died from the disease last
Vice Agriculture Minister Charal Trinwuthipong confirmed that chickens from a
village in Nakohn Panom province died of bird flu, and that birds were being
culled on 78 nearby farms.
Charal said the outbreak in Nakohn Panom, 740 km (460 miles) northeast of
Bangkok, might be caused by H5N1-infected egg trays taken from "the other side"
of the border.
are threatening people with a 2,000 baht (US$52) fine for failing to report sick
or dead poultry.
public health authorities have admitted that more than one hundred patients from
14 provinces are suspected of having contracted avian influenza and are
currently being monitored and tested.
and information on bird flu.
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