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Thailand's death toll from A/H1N1 flu rises to 17

THAILAND has one more death related to A/H1N1 influenza virus infection, bringing the country's death toll to 17, local media reported today.

The latest victim is a woman from Rachaburi province, some 80 km southwest to the capital of Bangkok, the Thai-language news agency, INN quoted public health ministry sources as saying.

The woman is an internet bar staff with a weight of some 150 kg, the INN said.

The government has advised internet bar to close temporarily from July 13 to July 28 to avoid the risk of infection among net surfers.

As of this morning, Thailand has confirmed 247 infection cases, bringing the country's cumulative total to 3,475.

Thailand had its first two confirmed patients on May 12.


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