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October 19, 2005

Has H5N1 returned to Thailand?

According to the Thai paper The Nation, avian flu may have broken out again in Thailand.

Bang-orn Benpad was suffering from a high fever and bronchitis after cooking and eating a sick chicken and his lungs had deteriorated rapidly, said Dr Surapong Tanthanasrikul, a senior provincial health officer.

The 48-year-old man is now unconscious in a disinfected ward at Paholpolpayuhasena Hospital. However, the Department of Medical Science's director general Dr Paijitr Warachit said that the laboratory test results did not detect the H5N1 virus in Bang-orn's blood sample. But there were records that showed Bang-orn once suffered from tuberculosis.

ven-year-old son is also ill with a high fever, and he's been quarantined.

Posted by dymaxion at October 19, 2005 07:21 AM

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