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November 14, 2005

Bangkok toddler confirmed as bird flu victim

A Bangkok toddler has tested positive for bird flu, a senior official said on Saturday, the first human case in the Thai capital since a fresh flare-up of the deadly disease a month ago. The one-year-old boy probably contracted the H5N1 virus from playing around chickens at his home which later died of the virus, said Paijit Warachit, director-general of the Department of Medical Science. His grandmother was under surveillance. From Reuters .

Posted by dymaxion at November 14, 2005 01:00 PM

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