Thailand on flu alert

June 18, 2009 by  
Filed under H1N1 Flu Watch


Thai workers clean escalators at a shopping mall in Bangkok. --PHOTO: AP

BANGKOK – THAILAND warned on Thursday that domestic infections of swine flu are soaring, as officials said the number of cases had jumped nearly forty-fold from just eight days earlier. The health ministry said there were now 518 confirmed cases of the A(H1N1) virus, with just two of the 113 cases confirmed since Wednesday involving people who had caught it abroad.  ‘Laboratory tests confirmed 113 new cases today.
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