MOPH warns the public of 4 diseases related to summer

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BANGKOK, MAY 8 2011  – The Ministry of Public Health warns the public of 4 diseases that will come this summer, including sunstroke, heat exhaustion, heat cramps and skin burn which can lead to death. The ministry advises the public to drink at least 2 liters of water per day and avoid drinking any alcohol.

 

Deputy Minister of Public Health Ms. Panasiri Kulanatsiri warned the public of health hazards that came with summer, namely sunstroke, heat exhaustion, heat cramps and skin burn.

People who are most likely to suffer from these diseases include infants and small children, elderly people, obese people, over- exercised people, and people who suffer from heart diseases and high blood pressure.

In order to prevent these diseases she advises the public to drink 6-8 glasses of water per day or 2 liters of water, refrain from drinking alcohol, avoid out-door activities, wear light color clothes, and always wear hats and sunglasses when outside.