Avian influenza – situation in Thailand; additional fatal case confirmed
25 October 2004
The Ministry of Public Health in Thailand has today confirmed an additional fatal case of human infection with H5N1 avian influenza. The patient was a 14-year-old girl from Sukhothai Province. She developed symptoms on 8 October and died on 19 October. Chickens at her household died suddenly in late September.
The girl’s death brings the total in Thailand to 17 cases, of which 12 have been fatal.