Bangkok Post Monday 07 November 2005 - Prepare for worst, hospitals ordered
No matter how you look at this, this just isn't "happy". If you don't want to click on the link, the story is about how the Thai government is preparing to deal with what they call a "possible health catastrophe". They have proposed plans for "possible sites for field hospitals, temporary shelters and helipads to treat and transfer large numbers of patients in case a pandemic strikes."
"So far, Thailand has confirmed 20 cases of H5N1 infection, 13 of whom died. Last year, the Public Health Ministry reported a case of suspected human-to-human transmission in Kamphaeng Phet province, where the virus was suspected to have passed from an infected girl to her mother, who had no record of contact with chickens but became sick and died after nursing her daughter."
Let's pray that this one passes by.