CHIANG MAI : The Disease Control Department has asked the World Health Organisation to help examine a series of mysterious deaths in Chiang Mai after the Coxsackie B virus was found in the body of a New Zealand tourist who died there last month.
The department insisted the virus might not be the cause of death of Sarah Carter, 23, who died at Chiang Mai Hospital on Feb 6, or four other people who have died since New Year and there should be no panic about a viral epidemic in the province.
Four of the five people who died stayed at the Downtown Inn Hotel in Chiang Mai. They all passed away over a period of 16 days.
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