Chiang Mai Tourist Deaths

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Frequently Asked Questions – Chiang Mai tourist deaths probe

Why was there an investigation into deaths in Chiang Mai? An investigation by public health and other authorities was launched regarding a number of unexplained illnesses and deaths identified by Chiang Mai health authorities. These include the deaths of five foreign tourists, one Thai tour guide and illnesses of three people between 11 January 2011 […]

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Roles and Responsibilities of key partners in the probe on Chiang Mai tourist deaths

The investigation into the deaths of these five foreign tourists and one Thai guide, and illnesses of three foreign tourists in Chiang Mai earlier in 2011 involves many actors including national and international experts in public health. The role of public health authorities is to determine: 1) The cause(s) of death and illness; 2) The […]

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Timeline of key events in the probe into multiple tourist deaths in Chiang Mai

Timeline of key events in the probe into multiple tourist deaths in Chiang Mai

January 8, 2011: Two female bicycle tour guides, one American, age 33, and the other Canadian, 29, arrived back in Chiang Mai after leading a bicycle tour of a village outside of the province. The two had been in the province for several weeks and led bike tours from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai. That […]

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Results of the probe on Chiang Mai tourist and Thai guide deaths and illnesses completed

Update 5 Results of the probe on Chiang Mai tourist and Thai guide deaths and illnesses completed 16 August 2011 Thai authorities have concluded their investigation into the deaths of five tourists and a Thai guide. Following the months-long investigation, experts ultimately could identify the likely cause of death for most cases, but not the […]

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Statement relating to death of Sarah Carter in Chiang Mai

Ron Laurence McDowall New Zealander Aged 59 Years I have been working in the area of toxic, dangerous and hazardous chemicals since 1971. I am a consultant for toxic chemicals to the United Nations working for UNEP Geneva(Basel Convention) UNEP- Stockholm convention and UNEP FAO. I am a scientist/ Engineer and I am mission specialist […]

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Toxicologists concerns about 60 Minutes Story on Sarah Carter’s death in Thailand

12 May 2011 Toxicologists concerns about 60 Minutes Story on Sarah Carter‚Äôs death in Thailand We were very concerned about your story which aired on Sunday 8 May 2011 on the death of Sarah Carter in Thailand, particularly because it appears to have misled the girl‚Äôs parents into believing that they now know what caused […]

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Thailand dismisses chlorpyrifos as cause of Chiang Mai hotel tourist deaths (video)

Thailand public health authorities have dismissed claims made by New Zealand 60 Minutes that the widely-used chemical agent chlorpyrifos is behind the deaths of a number of tourists at the Downtown Inn in Chiang Mai earlier this year. The New Zealand current affairs programme, supported by United Nations scientist Dr Ron McDowall, made the claim […]

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