Fourth swine flu case confirmed in Thailand

BANGKOK / PHUKET: While there have been no confirmed cases of A-type (H1N1) in Phuket, the Ministry of Public Health yesterday confirmed its fourth case of the disease in Thailand – a Thai man who just returned from the US.

The A-type (H1N1) flu has already hit 53 countries, killing 99.

Thai Public Health Minister, Witthaya Kaewparadai, said the 50-year-old patient arrived in Bangkok around midnight on May 25 and was admitted to a Bangkok hospital with a slight fever and sore throat.

Lab test showed that he was infected by the A-type (H1N1) virus.

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He and five persons in his family were given oseltamivir for five days to treat the flu, the minister said. The patient has now recovered and been allowed to return home.

— The Nation

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