View Full Version : Warning for Leptospirosis in Surin

Pee Baa Jub Jub
7th September 2010, 20:11
Over 250 residents of the northeastern province of Surin have been infected with leptospirosis. One person has been confirmed dead.

MD Sa-ard Weeracharoen of the Surin Provincial Public Health Office stated that the accumulative number of people infected with leptospirosis in the province currently stood at 252 with one fatality. He said the province ranked fifth in the country in terms of the number of infections. Most of the patients are agricultural workers.

The districts with the highest infection rates are Buachet, Kap Choeng, Chom Phra, Chumphon Buri and Rattanaburi, respectively.

Public health officers in the province have been dispatched to encourage people to stay clean amidst flooding. Rice farmers are advised to wear water-proof boots when working in inundated fields for long hours.

People experiencing symptoms of leptospirosis, including high fever, headache, diarrhea, rash and respiratory distress, are advised to see doctors immediately for examination.

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