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Public health ministry sees new flu outbreak

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A second round of Type A (H1N1) influenza has emerged in Thailand this month, as a third of the soldiers in a Phetchabun army base and many schoolchildren in Nakhon Ratchasima, Samut Prakan and other provinces have shown flu-like symptoms.

Public Health Minister Witthaya Kaewparadai said Thursday that the ministry instructed hospitals to prepare stocks of antiviral medications and to closely monitor high-risk groups.

The government will order one million doses of imported vaccines, he said, with 800,000 to be given to the Disease Control Department to treat high-risk persons, while the rest will be for the Government Pharmaceutical Organisation (GPO) to sell to private medical facilities.

(The Nation)

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