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Tips to avoid common summer diseases
Summer vacation means fun for everyone, especially for kids. Generally, the summer season in Thailand runs from March to June. The hottest months of the year are April and May. There are many events and festivals throughout the country during summer months, for example, Songkran Festival Songkran o...
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Liver Fluke Disease
Opisthorchiasis or liver fluke disease is a chronic parasitic disease which relates to the bile ducts. It is very common in Southeast Asian countries where the high prevalence of liver fluke infection is associated with a high incidence of the bile duct cancer (Cholangiocarcinoma). Infection can occ...
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Beware of Dangerous Animals during Rainy Season
Walking out at night or going into tall grass or brush, make sure to wear heavy boots and long pants, use a flashlight and a long stick to probe the area before you step into it. If bitten by a snake, don’t worry about identifying or catching it. Just go straight to a nearest hospital. Fi...
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Leptospirosis
Leptospirosis is caused by bacteria of the genus Leptospira. These bacteria are in the urine of infected rodents, cattle, pigs, dogs, goats, etc. Infected animals excrete the bacteria into water and soil. Humans get infected through ingestion of contaminated food and water, through contact with urin...
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Travelers’ Vaccines in Thailand
Travelers should seek medical consultation or information regarding the risk of getting any diseases in the countries they plan to visit. A number of infectious diseases can be prevented by vaccination. Followings are recommended vaccines for travelers visiting or staying in Thailand.1. Yellow Fever...
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Guidance for Storage of Refrigerated Vaccines
Live vaccines should be stored in refrigerator compartment. Do NOT  store them in tray under the freezer.Store freeze sensitive vaccines in the refrigerator compartment between +2°C to +8°C. Do NOT store them in the freezer or in the first compartment....
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National Immunization Program Schedule
Administer the 1st dose of hepatitis B vaccine to all newborns within 24 hours of birth and BCG vaccine to newborns before hospital discharge. For infants born to hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) – positive mothers, administer HepB vaccine at age 1 month.See tables below for more infor...
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8 Ways to Stay Safe While Enjoy Street Foods In Bangkok
Street Foods:   Eating is a part of traveling experience, especially, for visitors who travel to Bangkok for the first time. Most street foods are accessible at 24/7 and not only delicious but also economical. A street food may be cheaper than the same food prepared at home. ...
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Leptospirosis
Leptospirosis is a zoonosis of ubiquitous distribution, caused by pathogenic organisms belonging to the genus Leptospira, that are transmitted directly or indirectly from animals to humans. Leptospirosis is a major direct zoonosis. Human-to-human transmission occurs only very rarely. Leptospires are...
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Rabies Situation in Thailand
Rabies is a potentially fatal but preventable viral disease. More than 55,000 deaths from more than 150 countries per annum occur mostly in Africa and Asia. Over 30,000 mortalities were reported in Asia alone. Dogs are the main vector that transmits the disease to human. Rabies mortality in Thailand...
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