The Ministry of Public Health is worried about more diarrheal illnesses. After this year, 217,699 cases were found, with 2 deaths.

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20 June 2022-Page of the Division of Epidemiology, Department of Disease Control, posted weekly prognosis and health disasters, No. 24/2565, week 25 (19-25 June 65) states that from surveillance Beware of the Department of Disease Control Diarrhea situation this year From January 1 to June 14, 2022, there have been 217,669 cases and 2 deaths. Last week, there were two incidents of bulk diarrhea: an outbreak in a prison in Lampang province found 196 cases, Entamoeba histolytica was detected and an incident in a child development center in Udon Thani province found 15 patients. The most common age group was over 65 years (15.18%), followed by Ages 25-34 years (13.89%) and ages 15-24 years (12.43%). The top five provinces with the highest morbidity rates per 100,000 population are Amnat Charoen, Mukdahan, Chiang Rai, Ranong and Phuket, respectively.

This week’s prognosis and health hazards It is expected that there will be an increased chance of encountering diarrhea patients. Because during this period Thailand has hot weather alternating with rain. There may be germ contamination in food that has been left out over the course of a day. Unhygienic cooking or eating undercooked food. The main danger of this disease is dehydration and electrolyte dehydration. It can lead to shock, unconsciousness and malnutrition. The risk group that has a high chance of getting the infection is student group In child centers, camps or prisons, mass outbreaks can arise from mass catering. And especially in young children and the elderly, if complications occur, it can be fatal.

Department of Disease Control recommends that in preventing diarrhea. Ask people to adhere to the principle of “cooked, hot, clean” by eating freshly cooked food with heat. Do not eat food that is undercooked and raw, and drink clean water that meets standards. If it is a tube of ice that is packaged in a bag, the details on the label should be observed completely. and the FDA mark for stale food should be warm every time before eating and wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water Every time before cooking or eating and after excretion. If diarrhea does not improve Increased dehydration, frequent vomiting, inability to eat, high fever, bloody mucus defecation. Should seek immediate medical attention. For more information, please contact the Department of Disease Control hotline at 1422.

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