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Japan trippers warned of deadly bacteria

The Department of Disease Control (DDC) is warning Japan-bound travellers to seriously protect themselves against infection by a rare and often fatal flesh-eating bacteria now spreading there.

Thailand Vigilant Amid Japan’s ‘Flesh-Eating’ Disease Surge

Cases of streptococcal toxic shock syndrome (STSS) have escalated in Japan since the country relaxed covid-era restrictions. It can kill an infected person within 48 hours.

Full story: Bangkok Post

Apinya Wipatayotin

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