Nongprue health workers brush up on stomach flu

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Nongprue public health workers are taught about transmission and symptoms of stomach flu so they could keep the sub-district’s elderly population healthier.
Nongprue public health workers are taught about transmission and symptoms of stomach flu so they could keep the sub-district’s elderly population healthier.

Nongprue public health workers were taught about transmission and symptoms of stomach flu so they could keep the sub-district’s elderly population healthier.

Mayor Mai Chaiyanit opened the Jan. 22 meeting focused on rotavirus, the contagious bug that can cause gastroenteritis, or inflammation of the stomach and intestines. Symptoms include severe diarrhea, vomiting, fever, abdominal pain and dehydration.

Young children and senior citizens are most prone to the stomach flu.

Public health workers were told to advise seniors to carefully handle food and avoid any water or food that had been contaminated, as there is no cure for the virus.

Staffers also were told to encourage seniors to enroll in a new elderly education course, this one focused on social media use. For more information on the class, call 038-933-110.