Infectious Diseases 2008

Infectious Diseases 2008

New case of avian influenza found in northern Thailand

10 November, 2008

The H5N1 avian influenza virus strain has been detected in northern Thailand in the country's first case in 10 months.
Laboratory tests on Sunday confirmed one chicken was infected with the virus after seven poultry deaths were reported in Sukhothai province last week.
The deaths occurred at a rural home where a family was raising 17 chickens. The remaining 10 birds were killed as a precautionary measure and a 3-mile (5-kilometer) radius around the home was declared an outbreak zone and sealed off.