Thailand: Chickens die of unknown causes

SONGKHLA - A number of chickens have died from unknown causes in a central Hat Yai district community, according to the chief veterinarian here.
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Veterinarian Suthat Niyomthai said that authorities have collected the carcasses for lab tests and hope to know the actual cause within a week.

Fourteen chickens raised by local residents in a community near a Buddhist temple here, died Saturday and another died Sunday morning, according to the veterinarian.

Meanwhile, public health officials in the northern province of Phichit said a three-year-old boy now being treated at a hospital in Pho Thalae district for suspected bird flu disease was cleared of the contagion after shown to be actually suffering from H3 influenza, and is recovering satisfactorily.

Source: MCOT News

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