No flu cases in Thailand, 3 quarantined as suspected cases

May 6, 2009 3:15 am 

BANGKOK, May 5 — Thai Public Health Minister Witthaya Kaewparadai said Tuesday that two Thais and a German are now quarantined for suspected A/H1N1 flu infection as they were found to have high temperature after arriving from foreign countries, Thai media reported.

According to The Nation's website, they are waiting for test result to make sure whether they are infected with the new flu virus, which have been rampant in Mexico recently and killed at least 26, though Mexico said on Sunday its flu epidemic was declining.

The first Thai is a 60-year-old man who visited Egypt, Italy, Switzerland, France, Belgium and Netherlands with a tour group and returned to Thailand on May 2. He became ill on May 3, and was admitted to the Sawan Pracharak Hospital on Monday, The Nation said.

Another Thai, a 34-year-old man of the northeast province Ubon Ratchathani, returned to Thailand on May 1 from a foreign trip and was admitted to a local hospital on Monday after he showed flu symptoms.

The German woman is 52 years old and arrived at the Suvarnabhumi Airport with her husband on their way to Phuket. She was detected by thermal scanner to have 39 Celsius degree fever so she was sent to hospital for quarantine.

The newly reported cases of quarantine followed the dismiss of fourteen Thais on Tuesday morning after they were tested negative to A/H1N1 influenza. The 14 people, including seven students and seven teachers, returned from Mexico on Sunday night and were sent to Bamrasnaradura Hospital for quarantine. (PNA/Xinhua)

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