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Phuket health chief probes Aussie ‘Pad Thai’ parasite complaint

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Pad thai stir-fried rice noodle dish, served in Bangkok

Pad thai stir-fried rice noodle dish, served in Bangkok. Photo: Terence Ong.

PHUKET: The chief of the Phuket Provincial Health Office (PPHO) has ordered his officers to investigate the report by an Australian couple that a Pad Thai dish they ate at a food court in Phuket two years ago left their family debilitated by a parasite ingested along with the food.

S. B., 32, and R. P., 39, said they became feverish after the meal and caught the next flight out of the country to return to their home in Perth, where their symptoms worsened.

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By The Phuket News

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