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Flood-hit areas of Thailand escape disease outbreaks

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No major disease outbreaks related to the Thai flood crisis have been found, though risks still remain for residents returning to their homes, say health authorities.

Months of flooding had not caused harmful waterborne outbreaks and the incidence of post-flood diseases was not as high as anticipated, said a joint statement released by the Ministry of Public Health, the World Health Organisation (WHO) and Thailand MOPH-US CDC Collaboration.

Disease surveillance data showed most common illnesses in affected populations were minor such as athletes foot, upper respiratory tract infection, conjunctivitis and food poisoning.

Read more: Bangkok Post


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