New Bird Flu Fears In Thailand

November 2004
Asia Monitor: South East Asia Monitor Volume 1;Nov2004, Vol. 15 Issue 11, p1
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The article presents news related to Thailand. A Thai woman died on September 20 from bird flu. In response to the latest outbreak, Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has ordered that the avian bird flu virus be wiped out by the end of October. The baht has lost value since the start of 2004. Initially the depreciation was slow, but the fall in the currency picked up pace in April. Thailand's deteriorating trade surplus has been another factor behind the depreciation of the local currency against the U.S. dollar since the start of the year.


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