Thailand: H5N1 Bird flu has leapt to humans
“Thailand has confirmed it has two cases of bird flu in people.
Thai Health Ministry officials said they were in separate hospitals in central Thailand, local television reported.
The cases were confirmed in tests on patients in Suphanburi and Kanchanaburi provinces, the iTV television station reported.
“There is an urgent report from the Department of Medical Science that there are two bird flu cases confirmed — one in Suphanburi and one in Kanchanaburi,” the report said.
The news came a day after Japan suspended chicken imports from Thailand, which has a huge and lucrative poultry industry.”