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Today (15 May 2024) at the Department of Disease Control, Ministry of Public Health Dr. Jurai Wongchawat, Assistant Director General, CDC, and Dr. Veerawat Manosudhy, Spokesperson, CDC, participated in a press conference titled “How to deal with it? School-age diseases and health hazards” and advised the public to parents. and how to deal with illness and health impacts at school, including teachers

cold fever Infection usually occurs during the rainy season. Plus, it's close to the opening of the semester. Therefore, we want to emphasize that people should take close care of themselves and their children. Take care of personal hygiene. Since the beginning of the year, 144,574 patients have been diagnosed, most of whom are young children and school-age children, including newborns – 4 years old (15%) and 10-14 years old (14%). Groups are advised to be vaccinated once a year before the epidemic season, including: 1. Pregnant women, gestational age 4 months or more (year-round service available) 2. Children from 6 months to 2 years 3. Chronic population. COPD, asthma, heart disease etc. 4. Elderly people above 65 years of age and those with weakened immune systems, 6. Obese people and 7. Mentally retarded people who cannot help themselves. For such risk groups you can contact your nearest government hospital to get free vaccination.

COVID-19 I want to emphasize that parents take care of their children. Take care of personal hygiene. During the last week (May 5 – 11, 2024), 1,880 patients requiring hospital treatment were diagnosed, an average of 269 per day, 237 patients with severe pneumonia breathed in, 11 died. Therefore, we want to emphasize that people should strictly observe personal hygiene in addition to taking care of your children. You should wear a mask if you are going to a closed or crowded place. And wash your hands often, especially Risk Group 608 if you have to enter an area with a large group of people. You must always wear a mask. And wash your hands often. If you get sick, see a doctor right away.

Dengue fever It is a disease that occurs every year during the rainy season. Since the beginning of the year, 27,334 patients were children aged 5-14 years, 8,033 patients, the majority of patients were school children. And Aedes mosquito breeding sites have been studied in abundance in schools and religious halls. Therefore, we request all educational institutions to urgently survey and destroy larval breeding sites every week from now on. Of the 31 deaths, 11 children and 20 adults are recommended if you have a high fever to reduce the risk of an outbreak. Paracetamol is a safe antipyretic in appropriate doses. And if the fever does not subside in 1-2 days, consult a doctor immediately.

Other illnesses that have been found to have frequent school-age outbreaks include: 1) Hand, foot and mouth disease Contact from getting the virus through the mouth. Infection occurs through hands or toys contaminated with mucus or saliva of a sick person, or by coughing, sneezing and rubbing each other. A low-grade fever, fatigue, mouth sores, inability to eat, small blisters on the palms and soles, high fever, lethargy, convulsions, shortness of breath, and excessive vomiting should immediately consult a doctor. We want to emphasize that parents and teachers help each other to watch and observe the early signs of children. If symptoms occur, consult a doctor immediately. Discontinue the study until the doctor advises. 2) Severe diarrhoea from infection It is often caused by viruses and bacteria, especially in school-aged children. Eruptions can be seen throughout the year. Areas where people live together, such as schools and tourist attractions. It is easy to cause infection. Patients may have diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain, etc. For more than 2 hours, wash baby bottles and nipples by boiling for 10-15 minutes and going to the bathroom. Especially before taking food every time. Students who are sick should stop studying. Adults should stop working and avoid cooking until they recover. 3) Infectious diseases that can be prevented by vaccines, such as measles and whooping cough. etc Spread through the respiratory system Ask the parents to check the vaccination history If the child has not received all the vaccinations according to the age limit, you should get all the vaccinations at a health facility near your home. Recommended to all students and school staff at the start of this semester. Maintain personal hygiene and wear a mask in closed spaces. (eg air-conditioned rooms) and wash your hands frequently Avoid close contact with people with respiratory problems. Or those with fever and rash, if unwell, you should rest and consult a doctor immediately. To get proper diagnosis and treatment

In addition, there are diseases that should be prevented from coming during the school period. This May there are important days that emphasize collaboration to address important health issues, including May 17, which is Hypertension Day. This presents a campaign problem this year.”How to measure pressure? Too much, control it well. Helps prolong life.” Thailand has 14 million diagnosed hypertensive patients, which is 25.4 percent (only 1 in 4 of the total population registered for treatment, but treated patients). Uncontrolled blood pressure levels can reach 2.8 million people, leading to stroke, heart disease and other health problems. And on May 31, World No Tobacco Day. This year's campaign issue “E-cigarette, stop lying.” Let people of all genders and ages know, understand and try not to use tobacco products to develop a proper understanding of electronic cigarettes.


Info: Department of Disease Control

May 15, 2024

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