Tags : Swine Flu


Thai Health Ministry Dismisses Swine Flu Scare

BANGKOK, July 1 (TNA) – The swine flu in China should not be severe and pork consumption can continue as usual, said the director of the Bureau of Communicable Disease. Dr Sophon Iamsirithaworn said the influenza originated from China and he was waiting for clear information. There had not been information about the symptoms of […]Read More


China reports new African swine fever outbreak in Guizhou province

China reported a new African swine fever outbreak in the province of Guizhou on Thursday. The new case, the first confirmed in the southwestern province, was found on a small farm with 10 pigs in Biji city, Guizhou, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said in a statement published on its website, Reuters.com reported. […]Read More


Livestock officials on guard against African swine fever

Livestock officials stationed at borders and airports have been put on high alert against pig smuggling amid growing concern over an epidemic of African swine flu in China. Livestock Development Department director-general Sorawis Thaneto on Friday ordered quarantine stations to keep a sharp eye out for smugglers of pig carcasses and live pigs, because they […]Read More


Epidemic of swine flu sweeps prison

MORE THAN 20 per cent of inmates at the Narathiwat Prison have come down with the H1N1 flu, with two fatalities so far. Of the 1,649 inmates and prison officials at the correctional facility, 379 have tested positive for the deadly H1N1. Full story: The Nation Piyanuch ThamnukasetchaiRead More


2009 influenza H1N1 under control in Thailand’s northeast

NAKHON RATCHASIMA, June 21 – The 2009 influenza H1N1 situation is now under control and no more patients have been found affected with the virus, according to Nakhon Ratchasima Rajanagarindra Psychiatric Hospital deputy director Dr Norachart Ratanachata. Forty-one people were confirmed Wednesday as being infected with 2009 influenza H1N1 in this northeastern province. Most of […]Read More


41 infected with Swine Flu A (H1N1) in Nakhon Ratchasima

NAKHON RATCHASIMA, 20 June 2012 (NNT) – A Nakhon Ratchasima-based hospital has reported 41 suspected cases of 2009 A H1N1 influenza, with 5 of them being hospital workers. Measures such as isolation and quarantine have been introduced to curb the outbreak of the virus. Public Health Minister Wittaya Buranasiri said the ministry has dispatched mobile […]Read More


Thailand’s vaccine plants to start production later this year

The Thai government says two vaccine plants, just outside the capital Bangkok, are expected to start production later this year. Two years ago Thailand faced a similar problem to countries in the developing world: the H1N1 or swine flu pandemic was sweeping the globe, and expensive vaccines were quickly snapped up by wealthier countries. It’s […]Read More


470 people in Thailand infected with H1N1 in Jan 2011

BANGKOK, 2 February 2011 (NNT) – The number of patients infected with influenza A (H1N1) has risen to 470 people, with two fatalities, in January 2011 alone, according to the Department of Disease Control (DDC), the Ministry of Public Health. DDC Director-General MD Manit Teeratantikanont stated that although the H1N1 spread situation in the country […]Read More