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 37, 2018 : 8-14 Sep 2018 with the following details :

1 . Global situation ( Ref: World Health Organization)

Disease

Province Concern

MERS-CoV

-Saudi Arabia

-United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

-Republic of Korea

(Region: Hafer Albatin, Riyadh, Jeddah, Najran) (Update 12 Sep 18)

Ebola Virus Disease

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Yellow fever

Democratic Republic of the Congo (update 7 Sep 18)

Nipah Virus Disease

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Influenza A (H1N1, H3N2)/ B

Reported case From January 1, 2018 to Sep 10, 2018: 107,520 influenza case with 18 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. Chiangmai

3. Rayong 4. Ubon Ratchathani

5. Pitsanulok

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 Sep 10, 2018: 48,497 case

Top 5 Provinces

1. Chanthaburi 2. Phayao

3. Rayong 4. Bangkok

5. Phetchaburi

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 Sep 10, 2018 : 54,808 case with 69 death.

Top 5 Province

1. Nakhon Pathom 2. Phichit

3. Mae Hong Son 4. Tak

5. NakhonSawan

Leptospirosis

Reported case From January 1,2018 to Sep 7, 2018: 1,755 case with 21 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. Yala 4. Loei

5. Ranong

Scrub typhus

Reported case From January 1, 2018 to Sep 9, 2018 : 5,607 case with 3 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 Sep 9, 2018 : 45,863 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. Rayong

Rabies

Department of Livestock Development announces rabies epidemic. 28 provinces are classified as red areas. (In which the disease is found in people)

Pathumthani, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Saraburi, Chanthaburi, Chachoengsao, Chon Buri, Rayong, Sa Kaeo, Nakhon Ratchasima, Yasothon, Sisaket, Surin, Amnat Charoen, Kalasin, Khon Kaen, Maha Sarakham, Mukdahan, Roi Et, Nong Khai, Chiang Rai, Phichit, Nakhon Sawan, Phetchaburi, Samut Songkhram, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Phatthalung, Surat Thani and Songkhla.

Reported case From January 1, 2018 to Jul 23, 2018 : with 14 deaths at Buriram and Rayong.

Care when dogs are bitten or scratched.

1. Wash the wound with soap and clean water to wash the wound. Gently Apply Betanine after cleansing to reduce infection.

2. When bitten, keep the dog / cat scratched. To observe the symptoms of 10 days if the animals are dead, the livestock in the area. For the detection of rabies in animals.

3. Get medical attention immediately. For vaccination against rabies, if you have been vaccinated. Should go to every appointment. For maximum protection.

Conjunctivitis

Reported case From January 1, 2018 to Sep 10, 2018: 65,548 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. Chiang Rai 4. Prachin Buri

5. Chiang Mai

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