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    200,000 Cases of Pneumonia in Thailand

    The Public Health Ministry is warning the people of catching pneumonia during the prevailing cold weather while revealing over 1,000 people died of the disease last year.

    Dr. Narong Sahametapat, Permanent Secretary for Public Health, is warning the Thai people to watch out for respiratory diseases, especially flu and pneumonia, which are caused by viruses that are very productive in cold weather.

    According to the Bureau of Epidemiology, last year, nearly 200,000 people were found with pneumonia disease, 1,200 of whom died. The record also shows that most of the patients were children under the age of 5. The number of child patients was as high as 75,000, of whom 230 died.

    Dr. Narong further revealed that from January 1st to 14th, 2013, over 3,000 pneumonia cases were reported while 4 patients passed away.

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    I see many Children having pneumonia this days I hope everyday stay safe.

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    Small children and old people really need to watch out this season.
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