The bird flu's back in Thailand
"All clear" declaration followed by announcement of new outbreak

March 12, 2004, just-food.com: Thai officials corroborate claims that a new case of avian flu has been diagnosed. This discovery negates recent claims by officials that the country was free of the virus.

A laboratory test confirmed the case in a poultry sample in the northern province of Chiang Rai, reported the Chicago Tribune. This was confirmed by deputy agriculture minister Newin Chidchob.

The news calls into question Thailand’s declaration on Monday that it was free of bird flu. The World Health Organization had previously called on countries affected by the virus not to issue premature declarations that they had eradicated the disease.




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