Emergencies preparedness, response

Avian influenza – situation in Thailand – update 40

14 November 2005

The Ministry of Public Health in Thailand has confirmed a further case of human infection with H5N1 avian influenza. The case is an 18-month-old boy from a suburb of Bangkok. He developed symptoms on 1 November and was hospitalized on 5 November. He remains in good condition.

This is the fourth laboratory-confirmed case in Thailand this year. Since January 2004, Thailand has reported 21 cases, of which 13 were fatal.