Tags : Typhoid


Typhoid kills 2 in Satun

Two members of Satun’s Sakai ethnic minority have died of typhoid and three others are in a serious condition, deputy governor Utarn Pichyaporn said yesterday. Utarn said 50 other members of the minority living in Satun’s Thung Wa district had been asked not to move, to prevent the disease of spreading. Read more: The NationRead More


Thailand to keep waterborne diseases under surveillance

BANGKOK, 3 August 2011 (NNT) – The Ministry of Public Health has ordered all provincial public health offices in flood-hit zones to monitor six waterborne diseases while people are asked to help prevent spreading the diseases. According to Permanent Secretary for Public Health Medical Doctor Paijit Warachit, provincial public health offices are monitoring six waterborne […]Read More


Vending water not up to standards: Thai Health Dept

Only 70 per cent of bottled water and drinking water from vending machines has passed quality standards set by the Department of Health, director general Dr Somyos Deerasamee said yesterday. “The problem lies with contamination. Contaminants include heavy metals and bacteria,” he said. Contaminated water causes various diseases including diarrhea and typhoid, he said. Only […]Read More


Thai Public Health Ministry warns of six diseases in the

BANGKOK, MARCH 06 2011 (NNT)- Deputy Public Health Minister, Dr. Phansiri Kulnatsiri, says that summer is getting closer and it is the season in which harmful bacteria tend to develop, especially in water shortage areas, which can trigger a risk in spreading food and water borne diseases. Therefore, people should be specifically careful about food […]Read More