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Thursday 11th June 2009
24 Confirmed cases of Swine Flu here in Pattaya.
We can now confirm that Swine Flu has arrived here in Pattaya. This devastating news was confirmed in a press conference held at Pattaya City Hall on Thursday by Khun Wittaya, Thailand’s Public Health Minister. He confirmed that a total of 24 cases of Swine Flu have been detected and all those infected are now under strict quarantine to ensure that the disease can be controlled. 17 infected people are staff members of the Star Dice Discotheque in Naklua. The venue was checked following the news that Taiwanese Tourists who returned home after a trip to Pattaya had gone to the discotheque during their stay here in Pattaya. A further 7 infected people were either close friends or family members of the 17 staff members. Over the next few days other large venues including discotheques and pubs will be checked to ensure that the disease does not spread throughout the City. If you do notice symptoms of the flu on yourself or others, you or they must go to Banglamung Hospital which is the local dedicated disease control center. The Public Health Minister also urged all Pattaya residents and Tourists to wear surgical masks for the foreseeable future and we can also confirm that the Star Dice Discotheque in Naklua will be closed until further notice and any other venues affected by the virus will also be given closure orders.
Panik wegen der Schweinegrippe sollte vermieden werden, doch am 22. Juli gab das Gesundheitsministerium bekannt, in Thailand seien 440.000 Menschen an der Schweinegrippe erkrankt.
Ausgerechnet hat man die Zahl anhand der Todesfälle. Pro 100.000 Erkrankungen sterben ca. zehn Menschen an der Grippe. Bislang starben 44 Personen, daher vermutet das Gesundheitsministerium, seit dem Ausbruch der Grippe in Thailand Anfang Mai hätten sich 440.000 Menschen infiziert.
Zur Zeit gebe es 20.000 neue Fälle pro Woche, da die Grippe aber grassiert, wird mit einem Anstieg auf 50.000 Fälle pro Woche gerechnet.