09 Nov '11, 7am

Health warnings stepped up in Thailand

Health warnings stepped up in Thailand

Pressing concerns in Thailand include uncollected garbage and the threat of leptospirosis. -- PHOTO: THE NATION (THE NATION/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Health hazards are becoming a major concern as contamination of floodwater caused mainly by uncollected garbage is widespread - while warnings against waterborne diseases and food poisoning have been issued. The Public Health Ministry's Department of Medical Sciences yesterday warned of possible leptospirosis in flooded areas and against consuming ice and iced drinks from unknown production sources. In a recent survey, 21 food samples, collected in four flooded provinces including Bangkok, yielded food poisoning manifestations, while 17 out of 57 samples of drinking water possessed germs which caused diarrhoea. The minister reported one leptospirosis case in Khon Kaen and 20 suspected cases. The bacterial disease, which is found u...

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