Pattaya Daily News

28 July 2009 :: 16:07:03 pm 33319

New Flu Claims Two More Lives in North And Northeast

PHICHIT, July 28 - Thailand registered two more patients succumbing to the growing Influenza type A (H1N1) pandemic, both victims having congenital disease preconditions.
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The northern province of Phichit on Tuesday confirmed its first fatality from the A (H1N1) virus, a 45-year-old man who weighed 120 kilogrammes.

Phichit governor Somchai Hatayatanti said health officials were investigating how he contracted the deadly virus.

According to initial information, the victim?s family members also showed flu-like symptoms.

The patient himself had become ill with flu-like symptoms on July 15 and was treated in many private clinics before being admitted to a hospital in the nearby province of Nakhon Sawan where he was diagnosed as having contracted the A(H1N1) virus.

Meanwhile, a 59-year-old woman in the northeastern province of Nakhon Ratchasima also succumbed to the new influenza strain. Her death is the province’s second fatality.

The woman was transferred to the provincial hospital and died on Sunday after being admitted to the intensive care unit five days earlier. She suffered from diabetes, high blood pressure, kidney failure and obesity, according to Dr. Weerasak Kiartpadunnkul, deputy director of Maharat Nakhon Ratchasima Hospital.

Four other patients with Influenza A (H1N1) have been admitted to hospital, with three in critical condition.

The latest statistics released by the Ministry of Public Health in its weekly report last Wednesday confirmed the total deaths from the country’s Influenza A(H1N1) at 44, while the total number of A(H1N1) cases was recorded at 6,776. (TNA)

Reporter : PDN staff   Photo : Internet   Category : Thailand News

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