Bangkok Hospital Pattaya organizes HFMD seminar as epidemic eases

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As Thailand’s hand, foot and mouth epidemic showing signs of easing, Bangkok Hospital Pattaya organized a seminar to prevent further spread of the virus.

Neera Sirisamphan, director of Business and Foreign Development, led the July 31 seminar at the hospital for teachers from the city’s public schools, volunteers and orphanage workers. The disease spreads principally among children.

Pediatrician Dr. Pasinee Janthasun introduces preventive methods including proper hand-washing techniques and school hygiene. Pediatrician Dr. Pasinee Janthasun introduces preventive methods including proper hand-washing techniques and school hygiene.

Pediatrician Dr. Pasinee Janthasun introduced preventive methods including proper hand-washing techniques and school hygiene.

The same day, Permanent Secretary for Public Health Dr. Paijit Warachit said the breakout in the country will end in early September and that the epidemic has almost ended in the north, although it remains in the northeast, the central plains and east.

A total 829 HFMD cases were reported in the last week of July with 17,656 patients diagnosed with the virus this year, including two fatalities.