Thailand's death toll from A(H1N1) flu rises to 219: minister

10:26, March 23, 2010      

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Thailand had one more death case due to the A(H1N1) influenza, bringing the country's death toll from the new flu to 219, Public Health Minister Jurin Laksanawisit disclosed Monday.

The latest victim was an 58-year-old man in a southernmost province of Pattani, Thai News Agency quoted Jurin as saying.

Also, a 40-year-old man from a central province of Petchaburi, was found affected by the new flu, while he was participating in the anti-government rally in capital Bangkok.

Prior to this, a Thai reporter was also discovered contracted with the A(H1N1) flu as she was covering the rally situation at the rally site.

Meanwhile, by now it was recorded that 561,199 Thai people were vaccinated against the new flu.

Source: Global Times/Agencies
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