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Volume 11, Number 10—October 2005

Dispatch

Poultry-handling Practices during Avian Influenza Outbreak, Thailand

Sonja J. Olsen*Comments to Author , Yongjua Laosiritaworn†, Sarika Pattanasin†, Prabda Prapasiri*, and Scott F. Dowell*
Author affiliations: *International Emerging Infections Program, Nonthaburi, Thailand; †Ministry of Public Health, Nonthaburi, Thailand

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Table 1

Presence of poultry in 200 households, Nakhon Phanom, Thailand, 2004

Poultry No. households (%) Median no. poultry (range)*
Chickens 101 (51) 10 (1–85)
Fighting cocks 17 (9) 4 (1–40)
Ducks 9 (5) 7 (3–15)
Geese 2 (1) 2 (1–2)
Other† 43 (21) Not asked
Any poultry‡ 148 (74) 10 (1–100)

*Of persons reporting poultry at household.
†Other species and poultry living in backyard owned by others.
‡Some households had >1 type of poultry.

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