- Thai Health Ministry Issues Alert After Anthrax Scare In Maesot
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Thai Health Ministry Issues Alert After Anthrax Scare In Maesot

Last update: 28/11/2017
BANGKOK, Nov 28 (Bernama) -- The Public Health Ministry of Thailand, Monday evening, has issued a national warning against consumption of raw meat, especially meat from animals that died from illnesses or unknown causes, Xinhua news agency reported.

According to local media reports, Thailand's Maesot District of Tak Province have registered people with anthrax-like small blisters or bumps on their hands and arms after eating the meat.

A medical team has been dispatched from Mae Sot Hospital to investigate the suspected anthrax case after three villagers developed similar symptoms, after eating goat meat that was brought in from a neighbouring country.

Public health permanent secretary Dr Jesada Chokedamrongsuk said that specimens taken from the patients had been sent to the Medical Science Centre for examination to determine the disease.

While the ministry is awaiting the result of laboratorial tests, Dr. Jesada said he had instructed all provincial health officials to coordinate with livestock officials to stay alert for diseases which could be transmitted from animals to humans.....


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