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25 July 2009 :: 00:07:40 am 35757

Thailand’s H1n1 Flu Case Tally May Have Reached 100,000: Health Ministry

BANGKOK, July 24 The number of Influenza A(H1N1) cases in Thailand may be 100,000 diagnosed patients, but 90 per cent of those infected persons have only mild symptoms, Public Health Minister Witthaya Kaewparadai said on Friday.
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The public health minister expected that Thailand has about 100,000 persons with Influenza A(H1N1) infections, but 90 per cent of the infected cases have mild symptoms and some show no symptoms at all.

About 10 per cent of those who are infected have congenital diseases, so their conditions after being infected with the new flu were severe. Whether Thailand will adjust its reported number of the infections depends on the Bureau of Epidemiology, which will assess the situation, he said.

The public health ministry on Wednesday confirmed the total deaths from the country’s Influenza A(H1N1) at 44, almost double the 24 deaths reported last week. The ministry announced the country?s total A (H1N1) cases recorded at 6,776 in its weekly report.

The public health minister said more than 980,000 health volunteers across the country will work to screen the Influenza A (H1N1) patients in local communities. One volunteer will be responsible for talking to 10-15 families three days a week.

The new measure will be kicked off on July 27.

Meanwhile, In Bangkok, the seat of the central administration, Government House, carried out a Big Cleaning day Friday to sanitise the compound as part of its response to the spread of the Influenza A (H1N1).

Some 300 civil servants working as government staff joined in the activity, supported by the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration and the Ministry of Public Health. (TNA)

Reporter : PDN staff   Photo : Internet   Category : Thailand News

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