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People in Thailand’s Nan province warned of flesh-eating disease

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Road signs in Den Chai District, Phrae province

Den Chai - Nan road signs in Phrae province. Photo: Kathy / flickr.

People in the northern province of Nan have been warned to be aware of a flesh-eating disease, which usually spreads during the wet season, after 25 people were treated for the infection at the provincial hospital in July, with one case being admitted to intensive care unit.

A hospital representative said that anyone with cuts on their feet, having waded in muddy water or through a flooded rice field, should immediately clean the wounds with clean water and then apply disinfectant.

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By Thai PBS World

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