Strong rumours suggest Saraburi has had it's second swine flu death with another student from one of city's high school falling victim to the virus.
Despite strong rumours of a second fatality, the school/government/media is yet to acknowledge the first victim, a girl aged 11/12 from Saraburi Witthayakhom school.
The closed before the public holiday last week although local students suggested that this only occurred after senior students threatened to strike following outbreaks of swine flu across the school.
News of the second fatality reached me from city hospital workers from whom I received news of the first death - which, itself is now a locally acknowledged fact.
It would be nice to hear confirmation of the current situation, as both a local resident and father of a young child the situation continues to concern me.
In the meantime, I'll continue wearing the mask to work and will consider renaming this blog to reflect my obsession with the swine-flu situation in my town.