Thailand on alert for rodent-linked disease

Thailand News Breaking News

Thailand News Breaking News. Image: TN.

BANGKOK, Sept 10 – Thai health officials are on alert for an outbreak of hantavirus—a rodent-borne illness—after a global warning to travellers by the World Health Organization.

Suwanchai Wattanyingchaorenchai, deputy director general of the Communicable Disease Control Department, said alerts were also issued by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) following last week’s report by officials at a California park who said up to 10,000 campers could have been exposed to the hantavirus pulmonary syndrome from sleeping in its cabins since June 10.

Read more: MCOT

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