Infectious Diseases 2004

Infectious Diseases 2004

Thailand:Tests confirm 9-year-old Thai girl has avian influenza

3 October, 2004

A 9-year-old girl in northern Thailand has tested positive for avian influenza, becoming the latest human case of the deadly virus since it resurfaced in Southeast Asia in July, a health ministry official said Sunday.
Kanda Srilueng-On, who is in critical condition, is believed to have contracted the disease from infected birds.
Kanda was hospitalised in Phetchabun province on Sept. 30 with flu-like symptoms, and test results on Sunday showed she has the deadly H5N1 strain of avian influenza.