CityNews – A Chiang Mai soldier, Private Somchai Iandoi (22) died on Wednesday, 29th January, at Theppanya Hospital. Although the hospital originally claimed that he had succumbed to bird flu, tests later revealed that he was carrying influenza A (also known as the H1N1 strain of influenza), and an x-ray found he had also been suffering from pneumonia.
The Department of Disease Control denied the claims that the soldier had contracted bird flu, saying that he died from the same seasonal flu virus that was most common in 2009, with added complications from pneumonia.
The Private was stationed at the Kawila Army Camp in the Mae Wang district of Chiang Mai, where he had slept to a number of other soldiers in close quarters. All of those exposed to the virus are now in quarantine.
The last official case of bird flu was recorded in Thailand back in 2006, with a total of 25 cases reported from 2004 – 2006 and 17 deaths. More than half of the sufferers were discovered in 2004 alone, mainly in some 18 Northeast, North and Central provinces.
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