Information on Current International Infectious Disease Situation


This information is put together for you by the Infection Control Department at Bumrungrad International Hospital in accordance with the World Health Organization (WHO), Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Ministry of Public Health in Thailand.
 

National & International Contagious Disease Updated : Week 44, 2018 : 10-16 Nov 2018 with the following details :

 

1. Global situation (Ref: World Health Organization)

Disease

Province Concern

MERS-CoV

-Saudi Arabia (Update 1 Nov 18)

-United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

-Republic of Korea

 (Region: Hafer Albatin, Riyadh, Jeddah, Najran)

Ebola Virus Disease

Democratic Republic of the Congo (Update 15 Nov 18)

Yellow fever

Democratic Republic of the Congo (update  7 Sep 18)

Nipah  Virus Disease

India (contained in Kerala State: update  7 Aug 18)

Monkeypox

Nigeria (Update 05 Oct 18)

Cholera

Algeria, Zimbabwe ,Niger (Update 05 Oct 18)

Chikungunya

Sudan (Update 15 Oct 18)

Circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2

Niger

Rubella

Japan

 

2. National Situation (Ref: Department of Disease Control Ministry of Public Health)
 

Disease   

Province Concern

Influenza A (H1N1,  H3N2)/ B

Reported case From January 1, 2018 to Nov 12, 2018  : 156,280 influenza case with 30 death. The highest incidence rate were found in age groups 25-34, 35-44 and 15-24 years respectively

Top 5 Province

1. Bangkok                   
2. Rayong        
3. Chiangmai                   
4. Ubon Ratchathani                               
5. Phayao

Department of Disease Control expects more people with influenza. Advise parents to take care of young children closely.

Hand foot mouth

Reported case From January 1, 2018 to Nov 12, 2018  : 62,486 case with 1 death.

Top 5 Provinces

1. Chanthaburi               
2. Chiangmai                           
3. Bangkok                      
4. Phayao  
5. Rayong

The Department of Disease Control advises parents to take care of their children closely. The tendency is to find children with EV 71 increase, emphasized if the fever. Clear water   Hurry to see the doctor.

Dengue

Reported case From  January 1, 2018 to Nov 12, 2018  : 73,679 case  with 95 death.

Top 5 Province

1.NakhonPathom                         2.NakhonSawan                         
3.Nakhon Si Thammarat                   
4.NakhonNayok                          
5. Phichit

Leptospirosis

Reported case From  January 1,2018 to Nov 08, 2018  : 2,507 case  with 30 death. The highest incidence rate were found in age groups 45-54, The majority of patients are males.  Found in farmer career.

Top 5 Province

1. Srisaket                      
2. Phangnga   
3. Yasothon                   
4. Yala
5. Trang

Scrub typhus

Reported case From  January 1, 2018 to Nov 11, 2018  : 8,249 case  with 4 death. The highest incidence rate were found in age groups 45-54, The majority of patients are males.  Found in farmer career.   Top 5 Province

1. Mae Hong Son                
2. Tak
3. Nan                             
4. Chiang Rai
5. Chiang Mai                 

Chickenpox

Reported case From  January 1, 2018 to Nov 12, 2018  : 53,984 case.  The highest incidence rate were found in age groups 10-14, 15-24 and 7-9 years respectively. Found in school children.

Top 5 Province

1. Narathiwat                   
2. Pattani                          
3. Phuket                         
4. Yala   
5. Chiang Rai

Conjunctivitis

Reported case From  January 1, 2018 to Nov 12,2018 : 82,196 case. 

Most are found in the rainy season. This disease can be cured in 2 weeks. It can be prevented by hand washing with soap and water. Do not rub the eye  If you have red eyes and have blurred vision. Immediately see doctor for treatment.   

Top 5 Province

1. Mae Hong Son            
2. Ubon Ratchathani                              
3. Prachin Buri             
4. Chiang Rai                           
5. Chiang Mai

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