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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 2

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

Bird species Location, no. samples
Total no. samples No. positive results
Live bird market* Food market†
Chicken 204 3 207 1
Duck 59 2 61 2
Quail 396 396 5
Pigeon 6 6
House sparrow 112 6 118
Water cock 27 27 2
Water hen 33 33
Swamp hen 1 1
Crake 1 1
Moor hen

80
80
2
Total 381 549 930 12

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

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