Infectious Diseases 2008

Infectious Diseases 2008

Thailand: Avian Influenza Emerges in Sukhothai

30 October, 2008

The H5N1 avian influenza virus was found in chicken carcasses in northern Sukhothai Province.
Livestock officials in Sukhothai Province reported the discovery of the H5N1 virus in domestic chickens raised in Nong Wong Kwian Village in Swankalok District.
29 families in the village raised a total of nearly 1,000 chickens before a number of them began to die of suspicious causes.
After officials declared the discovery, all chickens in Sawankalok District were destroyed and their owners are to receive 32 baht per kilogramme for the killed birds.