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Thai Public Health Ministry steps up measures against E. Coli threat

Entrance to the Emergency Room at Na Wa Public Hospital in Thailand

Entrance to the Emergency Room at Na Wa Public Hospital in Thailand. Photo: Mattes.




BANGKOK, June 6 – Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health has issued four measures to prevent the spread of the deadly E. Coli bacteria as the disease has claimed at least 22 lives, mostly in Germany, and one death in Sweden.

After a public health meeting on Monday, Public Health Minister Jurin Laksanawisit said E. Coli O104 is the most severe strain of all five E. Coli strains as it can dissolve red blood cell and cause kidney failure.

Source: MCOT