22 Oct '11, 1pm

WHO warns of disease risk in flood-hit Thailand

WHO warns of disease risk in flood-hit Thailand

Thailand's hundreds of thousands of flood victims are at risk of water-borne diseases and infections, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Saturday, though no major outbreaks have been reported yet. -- PHOTO: AP BANGKOK (AFP) - Thailand's hundreds of thousands of flood victims are at risk of water-borne diseases and infections, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Saturday, though no major outbreaks have been reported yet. The spread of communicable diseases such as diarrhoea, respiratory illness and conjunctivitis among displaced flood victims in shelters was a key concern, the country's WHO representative Maureen Birmingham told AFP. Flood-affected people also faced an increased risk of skin fungal infections and leptospirosis, a bacterial infection spread through contaminated water, she said. 'Those risks are there,' said Ms Birmingham, who is also the act...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/SEAsia/Story/STI...

Tweets

WHO warns of disease risk in flood-hit Thailand

WHO warns of disease risk in flood-hit Thailand

channelnewsasia.com 22 Oct '11, 8pm

BANGKOK: Thailand's hundreds of thousands of flood victims are at risk of water-borne diseases and infections, the World H...

Singapore's rice imports from Thailand & Cambodia won't be affected despite floods there: Ambassadors

Singapore's rice imports from Thailand & Cambod...

straitstimes.com 24 Oct '11, 1am

Thai Ambassador Nopadol pedalling on a bicycle-powered water filtration system on Sunday at Singapore Polytechnic's CD Lio...

Thailand declares 3-day holiday in Bangkok and ...

straitstimes.com 25 Oct '11, 6am

BANGKOK (AFP) - Thailand on Tuesday declared a three-day holiday in Bangkok and other flood-affected areas as high tides a...

flood

environment-agency.gov.uk 24 Oct '11, 11am

Being prepared for flooding could save your life and your property. Use our flood map to find out if you are at risk of fl...

We've issued flood alerts for west Cornwall. Mo...

environment-agency.gov.uk 24 Oct '11, 10am

Severe Flood Warning Severe flooding. Danger to life. Flood Warning Flooding is expected. Immediate action required Flood ...

Death toll from floods in Thailand climbs to 506. This report and more in our Big Story section:

Death toll from floods in Thailand climbs to 50...

straitstimes.com 25 Oct '11, 12pm

Pictures: Bangkok's floods could last weeks: Thai PM BANGKOK (AFP) - Thailand's premier on Wednesday warned a confused and...

Millions Will Be Trapped Amid Climate Change, S...

green.blogs.nytimes.com 20 Oct '11, 2pm

Getty Images Somalis displaced from their home villages by drought and famine lined up at a feeding center in Mogadishu fi...

Millions Will Be Trapped Amid Climate Change, S...

green.blogs.nytimes.com 20 Oct '11, 2pm

Getty Images Somalis displaced from their home villages by drought and famine lined up at a feeding center in Mogadishu fi...

Oh for goodness sake Thai govt,swallow your pri...

channelnewsasia.com 25 Oct '11, 1am

WASHINGTON: The US Navy has withdrawn several ships sent to help with relief efforts in flood-hit Thailand after receiving...

Green Blog: Millions Will Be Trapped Amid Clima...

green.blogs.nytimes.com 20 Oct '11, 2pm

Getty Images Somalis displaced from their home villages by drought and famine lined up at a feeding center in Mogadishu fi...

Flood-hit Thailand declined offer of help, says...

channelnewsasia.com 24 Oct '11, 9pm

WASHINGTON: The US Navy has withdrawn several ships sent to help with relief efforts in flood-hit Thailand after receiving...

Thailand floods to last weeks

Thailand floods to last weeks

channelnewsasia.com 22 Oct '11, 4am

BANGKOK: Thailand's prime minister warned Saturday the kingdom would endure at least one more month of flooding, telling a...

Bangkok braces for unstoppable flood waters

Bangkok braces for unstoppable flood waters

channelnewsasia.com 24 Oct '11, 4am

BANGKOK: Millions of people in the Thai capital nervously prepared for the advancing and seemingly unstoppable flood water...

ในฐานะคนไทย.. อับอายขายขี้หน้า Flood-hit Thailand declines offer of help: US Navy

ในฐานะคนไทย.. อับอายขายขี้หน้า Flood-hit Thaila...

straitstimes.com 25 Oct '11, 3am

The US Navy has withdrawn several ships sent to help with relief efforts in flood-hit Thailand after receiving 'mixed' mes...

Flood-hit Thailand declined help offer, US Navy...

channelnewsasia.com 25 Oct '11, 1am

WASHINGTON: The US Navy has withdrawn several ships sent to help with relief efforts in flood-hit Thailand after receiving...