Public Health Ministry confirms no sign of H7N9 bird flu in Thailand | Bangkok Post: news

News >

Thailand clear of H7N9 bird flu

- +

The Public Health Ministry has confirmed there is no sign of H7N9 bird flu in Thailand, calming fears after reports that two people in China had died of this lesser-known strain of the deadly virus. 

The more common H5N1 strain of avian influenza has killed more than 360 people globally since it emerged in 2003 until March 12, 2013, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).

So far there have been two deaths reported in Shanghai from the H7N9 strain, with another person reported to be severely ill.

This article is older than 60 days, which we reserve for our premium members only.You can subscribe to our premium member subscription, here.

3 people commented about the above

Readers are urged not to submit comments that may cause legal dispute including slanderous, vulgar or violent language, incorrectly spelt names, discuss moderation action, quotes with no source or anything deemed critical of the monarchy. More information in our terms of use.

Please use our forum for more candid, lengthy, conversational and open discussion between one another.

  • Latest
  • Oldest
  • Most replied to
  • Most liked
  • Most disliked

    Click here to view more comments