Flood-borne risk warnings in Thailand

Advice from health authorities for people in southern provinces dealing with localised flooding includes the need to beware of the risk of leptospirosis when wading through contaminated waters. More than half of the 1,537 cases reported nationwide last year were in the south, with highest rates among adults aged 45 to 54 years as well as schoolchildren. Provinces with most cases were Rayong, Phang Nga, Yala, Phatthalung and Song Khla. Advice to residents includes wearing boots when wading through floodwater and ensuring any wounds are covered with waterproof dressings. Read more.

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