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Volume 14, Number 11—November 2008

Dispatch

Influenza Virus (H5N1) in Live Bird Markets and Food Markets, Thailand

Alongkorn Amonsin, Chuensakon Choatrakol, Jiradej Lapkuntod, Rachod Tantilertcharoen, Roongroje Thanawongnuwech, Sanipa Suradhat, Kamol Suwannakarn, Apiradee Theamboonlers, and Yong PoovorawanComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Chulalongkorn University, Pathumwan, Bangkok, Thailand;

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Table 1

Test results for samples collected during influenza virus (H5N1) surveillance program in live bird and food markets, by collection date, central Thailand

Date sample collected Location, no. samples
Total no. samples No. positive results
Live bird market* Food market†
2006
Jul 7 0 7
Aug 6 21 27
Oct 8 26 34
Nov 20 26 46 5
Dec
18
9
27
5
2007
Jan 22 35 57 2
Feb 13 36 49
Mar 57 66 123
Apr 63 74 137
May 53 85 138
Jun 84 40 124
Jul 10 64 74
Aug
20
67
87

Total 381 549 930 12

*Sample source: swabs.
†Sample source: visceral organs and meats.

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