TRANG – Medical experts say that H1N1 virus has claimed the lives of 24 people in Thailand since early this year.
Director of Trang Hospital Dr. Chaiyuth Saksornchai said that the Northern Thailand is hardest hit by the outbreak. The highest mortality rate was reported among patients in the 55-64 and 45-54 age group.
Fifty cases of H1N1 have been reported since the beginning of this year in Trang Province. The symptoms of 2009 H1N1 influenza virus include fever, coughing, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills, and fatigue.
Dr. Chaiyuth said if members of the public are sick with these kinds of illness for more than 2 days, they are urged to seek immediate medical attention. Those who have been diagnosed with the flu are advised to keep away from others as much as possible and cover their mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing.
H1N1 first appeared in Thailand in 2010 before resurfacing again this year.