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Volume 11, Number 10—October 2005


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 A1

Methods of communicating public health messages used by the Thai Ministry of Public Health during the avian influenza outbreak, 2004

Type of communication Content Audience Dates distributed
Telephone hotline Prevention General public Jan 23–May 11
Newspaper How to prevent avian influenza General public Jan 27, 28, 31
Radio How to prevent avian influenza General public and health professional Jan 30–Feb 18
Website* Surveillance, prevention General public and health professional Jan 30–ongoing
Television How to prevent avian influenza General public Feb 10–12
Video compact disk and cassette tape How to do surveillance for avian influenza District health officers Feb 10
Brochure Transmission, symptoms, care of patients with suspected cases, prevention for cullers and food providers, safety measures taken when touching dead animals General public Aug

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