BANGKOK, June 20 (Xinhua) -- Forty-one people have been confirmed being infected with H1N1 influenza in northeastern Nakhon Ratchasima province, according to the Ministry of Public Health on Wednesday.
Public Health Ministry Inspector General Kamron Chaisiri said the infections have been found since early June.
Six female and 35 male patients, including six hospital staff, have been admitted to Nakhon Ratchasima Rajanagarindra Psychiatric Hospital, he said.
The initial investigation showed that the first flu victim to be detected was a patient from alcoholism treatment ward on June 12. All patients were already given antiviral flu and none of them is in a severe condition, added Kamron.
The hospital, however, has stopped admitting new patient until the situation is confirmed completely safe.
Health officials have sampled schools in the province but discovered no other cases of bird flu infection.