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Volume 11, Number 2—February 2005

Research

Human Disease from Influenza A (H5N1), Thailand, 2004

Tawee Chotpitayasunondh*, Kumnuan Ungchusak†, Wanna Hanshaoworakul†, Supamit Chunsuthiwat†, Pathom Sawanpanyalert†, Rungruen Kijphati†, Sorasak Lochindarat*, Panida Srisan*, Pongsan Suwan†, Yutthasak Osotthanakorn†, Tanakorn Anantasetagoon†, Supornchai Kanjanawasri†, Sureeporn Tanupattarachai†, Jiranun Weerakul†, Ruangsri Chaiwirattana†, Monthira Maneerattanaporn†, Rapol Poolsavatkitikool†, Kulkunya Chokephaibulkit‡, Anucha Apisarnthanarak§, and Scott F. Dowell¶Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *Queen Sirikit National Institute of Child Health, Bangkok, Thailand; †Ministry of Public Health, Nonthaburi, Thailand; ‡Siriraj Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand; §Thammasat University Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand; ¶International Emerging Infections Program, Nonthaburi, Thailand

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Table 1

Characteristics of 12 confirmed, 21 suspected, and 577 excluded human cases of avian influenza A (H5N1) in Thailand, 2004

Characteristic Confirmed Suspected Excluded
No. 12 21 577
Median age (y) (range) 12 (2–58) 33 (1–67) 12 (1–92)
Sex (% male) 67 71 59
Poultry contact (%) 58 52 48
Adequate* specimen (%) 100 90 81
Death (%) 67 38 4

*Adequate was defined as a respiratory specimen obtained 2–14 days after onset of fever.

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