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Department of Disease Control warns in the new year to avoid eating raw pork risk of ear infection May be permanently deaf or die

Department of Disease Control, Ministry of Public Health Remind people this new year Avoid eating raw or undercooked pork. Risk of getting sick with ear fever. and can cause permanent deafness or death. Freshly cooked, heat-cooked food is recommended. and asking people to follow the measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 strictly

Wednesday, December 29, 2021, at 1:17 p.m.

Department of Disease Control warns in the new year to avoid eating raw pork risk of ear infection They can be permanently deaf or die. Image Stuart Webster.

Today (29 December 2021), Dr. Opas Karn Kawinpong Director-General of the Department of Disease Control said that during the New Year’s Eve holiday, welcome this new year. People often return to their hometowns, the Department of Disease Control recommends that people be careful about eating during the New Year. especially cooking food for myself in the family or a group of friends

If you bring pork that has been dissected themselves in the village to eat raw or undercooked, such as Laab Lu Moo Raw, which is a local food that has mixed raw pork blood. or undercooked grilling who are at risk of contracting ear infection or infectious disease Streptococcus suis can cause permanent deafness or death. Importantly, during this period of the COVID-19 outbreak Ask the public to follow the measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. strictly By wearing a cloth mask or a hygienic mask, wash your hands often, keep distance between people. Minimize crowd gatherings and travel to places as little as possible. If it is necessary to enter various places Ask to scan Thai win for easy tracking. Or maybe cook food for yourself within the family. If eating together with many people, keep distance. and separate the food for each person as well

Data from the Division of Epidemiology, Department of Disease Control, from January 1 – December 17, 2021, found 557 cases of ear infection, 24 deaths. Most of the patients were in the elderly and working age groups, ie over 65 years old, followed by 55-64 years and 45-54 years, respectively. The region with the most cases is the North. The top five provinces with the highest rate of morbidity are Lampang, Phayao, Uttaradit, Nan and Sukhothai, respectively.

Earworm disease is caused by bacteria. Streptococcus suis (Streptococcus suis) by this infection in the respiratory tract of pigs. and in the blood of a sick pig That can be transmitted in two ways: 1. caused by the consumption of raw or undercooked meat and pig blood; 2. Contact with infected pigs, both pork, offal and diseased pig blood. by contacting people through wounds Scratching the infected body or conjunctiva The risk group has severe illness if infected, such as chronic alcoholics. People with congenital diseases such as diabetes, kidney, cancer, heart, people who have had the spleen removed, etc. because the body has low immunity.

Dr. Opas say more after eating pork Or touch the blood of a sick pig for 3-5 days, the patient will have a high fever. Severe headache, dizziness until unsteady, vomiting, stiff neck, deafness, diarrhea, muscle aches. If you have such symptoms Please see a doctor immediately. and inform the history of eating raw pork and touching pork because if you come to see a doctor and diagnose quickly It will help reduce the incidence of deafness and death.

For the prevention method is 1. Should consume freshly cooked food, especially pork. It should be cooked through heat. If you eat grilled food or grilled pork, make sure that the pork you eat is always cooked first. and separate equipment used to pick up cooked and raw pork apart Pork should be purchased from a wet market or a department store that has passed the slaughterhouse inspection standards. Do not buy pork that has a fishy smell, dark color. 2. People who come into contact with infected pigs, especially those who raise pigs. slaughterhouse workers People who slaughter pork, animal husbandry, veterinarians should wear rubber boots, wear gloves. including wearing tight shirts during work If there is a wound, the wound must be completely closed. and washing hands after every contact with pigs, recommending that people adhere to the principle of “cooked, hot, clean”. This will also reduce concerns about the spread of COVID-19.

For more information, please contact Department of Disease Control hotline, call 1422

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