SKY 11 warns people to be careful of diarrhea, recommends adhering to the principle “eat cooked, hot, clean”.
Disease Prevention and Control Office 11, Nakhon Si Thammarat Province Warn people to be careful of diarrhea. Especially in school-age children Please eat freshly cooked food, drink water and ice that are clean and safe for your health. Has a standard certification mark, recommending adherence to the principles of “eat cooked, hot, clean” to prevent illness from food and water-borne diseases.
Dr. Kraisorn Tothapthiang, Director of the Disease Prevention and Control Office 11, Nakhon Si Thammarat Province, said that during this period schools are open for the semester. Students will gather in groups to do activities. Food and water are shared together. If the food, water, or ice is not clean, Contamination with various germs may occur. Moreover, during this period the weather is humid and cool. Makes many types of germs grow well. Especially norovirus and rotavirus. which causes severe diarrhea in young children and the elderly This is because the body has lower immunity than other ages. Information on the acute diarrhea situation In Health Zone 11 from 1 January – 5 November 2023, a total of 41,835 patients were found, with no deaths reported. The most common age group is 0 – 4 years, followed by 5 – 9 years and 15 – 24 years. The province with the highest rate of illness per 100,000 people is Phuket Province, followed by Ranong, Phang Nga, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Krabi, Chumphon and Surat Thani. Phuket province has the highest sickness rate every year. And there is a trend of continuing to increase, Dr. Kraisorn added. Diarrhea is a disease transmitted through food and water. Can be found in every season. The germs enter the body directly through eating and drinking contaminated water or ice. Causes stomach pain, loose diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting. Contamination is often found in drinking water, ice, and unheated food such as fresh vegetables, fruits, etc. If you are sick with diarrhea, Initial treatment recommended By drinking ORS to prevent dehydration that can result in shock and death. If symptoms do not improve or have severe symptoms, such as having watery stools or blood in stools Or vomiting a lot, dry mouth, little or no urine output. Breathing heavily You should immediately see a doctor. Measures for prevention must adhere to the principle of “eat cooked, hot, and clean”. Eat cooked, which means eating freshly cooked food. Do not eat raw or undercooked food. Raw food means cooked food that has been stored for more than 2 hours. It must be thoroughly heated before eating every time. Clean means washing your hands thoroughly with soap and water every time before cooking. before eating and after going to the bathroom or touching dirt including choosing to consume drinking water Standard clean ice Has the FDA or GMP mark or drink boiled water. For more information, call the Department of Disease Control hotline, call 1422.
Department of Disease Control
News writer: Thanyathorn Yaowayod
Disease and health risk communication group
Office of Disease Prevention and Control 11 Nakhon Si Thammarat Province
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