Pijit suspects 4 new cases of bird flu

July 30th, 2008 - 2:03 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

Public Health authority of Pijit province, Doctor Prajak Wattanakul (ประจักษ์ วัฒนกุล) alongside the Contagious Disease Control Unit reported from the Sam Ngam (สามง่าม) district hospital yesterday that the team were called on to inspect 4 new patients who are suspected of having Avian Flu.

The patients comprise of 2 young children ages 6 and 10 and two elderly women ages 62 and 70. Despite the patients being from different Tambon in the district, physicians found that all had come into contact with poultry before falling ill and all exhibited symptoms of coughing, fatigue, shortness of breath and other bird flu related conditions. Doctors have sent off samples of the patients to be analyzed, and are expecting results in 1-2 days. All 4 have been quarantined, as the chickens that they had contacted all experienced unexplained deaths in the past days.

Source : National News Bureau, Public Relations Department of Thailand

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