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No sign of H3N2 virus found in Thailand

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Influenza virus research laboratory

Disease Control and Prevention’s staff Influenza virus research in laboratory. Photo: James Gathany.

BANGKOK, 27 July 2017 (NNT) – Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha has affirmed that the H3N2 virus has not been detected in Thailand and has advised the media against spreading erroneous information that could start a panic.

Gen Prayut said the Ministry of Public Health merely advised caution and readiness, adding that media outlets should not spread erroneous information that could cause a panic.

The website managed by the Disease Control Department revealed that the spread of the H3N2 virus in Hong Kong is a seasonal outbreak and is not a new strain. No signs of the virus have been detected in Thailand.

Full story: NNT

Reporter: Jettana Pantana,
Rewriter: Benjamin Rujopakarn
National News Bureau Of Thailand

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