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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 on the Beach Festival in Phuket Province
  • Seafood Festival in Rayong Province
  • International Balloon Festival in Chiang Mai Province
  • Crab Pulling Festival in Phetchaburi Province
  • Chicken Festival in Yala Province
  • Climbing Up Khao Phanom Rung Fair & Miracle Phanom Rung Festival in Buriram Province
  • Nang Yai Wat Khanon Festival in Ratchaburi Province
  • Poi Sang Long Tradition in Mae Hong Son Province
  • Fruit & Specialties Festival in Trat Province
  • Cotton Festival in Lamphun Province
  • Erawan Cave Festival in Nong Bua Lam Phu Province
  • Bun Bang Fai Festival in Yasothon Province
  • Dok Krachiao Blossom Festival in Chaiyaphum Province
  • et cetera


In addition, we can enjoy swimming, aerial & water sporting at the beaches and other summer activities elsewhere like cycling & mountain biking, eco-travelling, learning Thai art & craft, meditating, summer camping, Thai cooking, and much more. However, besides fun and entertainment that summer brings to us, there are some risks of getting diseases as well. Common summer diseases include food and water-borne diseases, such as cholera, diarrhea, dysentery, food poisoning, hepatitis A, and typhoid; skin disease, heat stroke, flu etc. Rabies may be of high risk in certain locations.

Followings are useful tips to avoid common summer diseases.

  • Always wash hands properly with soap and water before and after food preparation, before and after eating, and after using toilet.
  • Cook food properly and eat food while it’s still hot. Leftover food must be refrigerated and reheat properly before eating.
  • Drink 8-10 glasses of clean water per day.
  • Eat lots of vegetables and fruits.
  • Do not prepare or cook food for others if you feel sick.
  • Do not expose to direct sunlight for more than 3 hours. Apply sunscreen lotion where applicable.
  • Do not feed or play with street dogs and cats.

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