Severe Influenza Epidemic in Korat: Over 10,000 Patients Found in 2 Months

2023-10-02 06:24:16

Korat, severe influenza epidemic Over 10,000 patients found in 2 months

Korat, severe influenza epidemic Over 10,000 patients found in 2 months

Office of Disease Prevention and Control 9, Nakhon Ratchasima (SKOR.9), by Dr. Thaweechai Wisanuyothin, Director, revealed that the influenza situation in Thailand From January 1, 2023 – September 19, 2023, there have been 185,216 cases of influenza and 1 death, most of which were female. It was most commonly found in the 10-14 year age group, followed by the 0-4 year age group and the 7-9 year age group, respectively.

While Health District 9 has 4 Lower Isan provinces under care include Nakhon Ratchasima, Chaiyaphum, Buriram and Surin provinces. It was found that from 1 January – 16 September 2023, there were 18,186 cumulative cases of influenza and 1 death, which is the outbreak situation. of disease during the past 8 weeks That is, weeks 30-37 from 23 July 2023 – 16 September 2023 found as many as 10,424 patients.

And when separated by province, it was found that Nakhon Ratchasima Province There were a maximum of 4,088 influenza patients, almost 6 times more than in 2022 during the same period. In 2022, only 744 patients were found. The province that found the next most patients was Surin Province, which had 3,277 patients, which in 2022 was found. Just 214 cases, while Chaiyaphum Province found 2,048 patients, but in 2022 found only 15 cases and Buriram Province found 1,012 patients, but in 2022 found 220 cases. Therefore, the overall number of patients in 2023 is higher than in 2022 and Higher than the 5-year median in 2018-2022. The most sick age group in Health Zone 9 is the 5-9 year age group, followed by the 10-14 year age group and the 0-4 year age group. respectively

For Nakhon Ratchasima Province, the district that found the most patients. namely Chum Phuang District and Bua Yai District, Sor.9 therefore emphasizes on the people, especially young children. and high risk groups Increase intensity in protecting yourself to avoid infection. By wearing a mask Get vaccinated against influenza early. at hospitals or various public health service units and use the measures “Close, Clean, Avoid, Stop” including:

1. Close means cover your mouth and nose. When coughing or sneezing, use a cloth or tissue paper to cover your mouth and nose every time. If you are sick with influenza You should wear a hygienic mask.

2. Wash means wash your hands often. With water and soap when touching things such as door locks, knobs, stair rails, bus rails, elevator buttons.

3. Avoid: avoid close contact with mucus, saliva, and phlegm, or share things with sick people.

4. Stop: when you are sick you should stop studying, stop working, stop activities in crowded places.

Even though the patient has few symptoms You should take a break and stay at home until you are well. Because it is near the transition of the seasons from the rainy season to the winter. The weather will change frequently. It facilitates the easy spread of respiratory diseases caused by viruses such as influenza, the common cold, and COVID-19. Therefore, you must take care to protect yourself and your family members closely.

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Reporter: Rapeepan Wiset

Composer: Thanyarat Teerahiranwat

Source: Nakhon Ratchasima Provincial Public Relations Office

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