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Thailand reports another suspected A/H1N1 flu case

THAILAND reported another suspectedA/H1N1 flu infection case today after a provincial hospital late last night admitted and quarantined a university lecturer who developed high fever following his foreign trip.

The lecturer of Rajabhat University Ayuddhaya has been to Italy, France, Switzerland, Belgium and Egypt from May 1 to 10, with 25 people traveled with him during the foreign trip. Medical staffs are preparing to search for these 25 people to prevent the spread.

The hospital of Ayudhya province, nearby Thai capital Bangkok, has taken the lecturer's blood sample for testing, to confirm whether he contracted the A/H1N1 flu virus.

The lecturer, whose name was not disclosed, is the first flu-infected suspect reported in Thailand since two flu infection cases were confirmed on May 12.

According to updates from World Health Organization (WHO), there have been at least 5,728 confirmed A/H1N1 flu-infection case across the world, and at least 61 people died of the new flu strain.


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