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In pictures: Bird flu hits Thailand
Destroying chickens in Thailand
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Millions of chickens had already been culled in Thailand before two boys in farming provinces were confirmed to have caught bird flu.
Culling of birds in Thailand
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First the authorities said sick birds in Thailand were affected by cholera not bird flu.
Spraying eggs in Thailand
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Now they have issued strict health guidelines saying both chicken and eggs should not be eaten unless well cooked.
Thaksin Shinawatra
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Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has urged Thais not to panic, saying there is no evidence of human-to-human transmission.
Japanese shop shelves
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Japan is among countries which have ordered the removal of Thai poultry from its food shops.
Disinfecting a farm in Thailand
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Officials fear major economic consequences as Thailand is Asia's largest poultry exporter.


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