태국에서 올해 두 번째 조류독감 바이러스 감염 사망자가 발생했습니다. 태국 보건 당국자들이 밝힌 두 번째 조류독감 감염 사망자가 세계보건기구,W-H-O에 의해 확인되면 2003년 아시아 지역에서 조류독감 인체감염이 시작된 이래 태국의 조류독감 사망자수가 열 여섯 명에 이릅니다.

태국 당국은 두 번째 희생자가 중부 우타이 타니성에서 병든 닭 한 마리를 땅속에 묻은뒤 인체에도 감염되는 H5N1계통의 조류독감 바이러스에 감염돼 지난 3일, 사망했다고 밝혔습니다.

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Health officials in Thailand say a 27-year-old man has died of bird flu. He is the second person the virus has killed in the country this year.

If confirmed by the World Health Organization, the case would raise Thailand's bird flu death toll to 16 people since the virus began spreading in Asia in late 2003.

Thai authorities say the latest victim of the H5N1 virus died Thursday in the central province of Uthai Thani, after burying a sick chicken. They say the man's wife is taking anti-viral medication and is being monitored.

In his radio address Saturday, Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra called on farmers to report promptly any suspected cases of bird flu in their flocks.

The W.H.O. says bird flu has killed at least 134 people worldwide since 2003.