Tshoo! IT’s Flu Season

 | Fri 25 Aug 2017 08:30 ICT

CityNews – There has been a surge in influenza in Chiang Mai with over 4,500 cases found so far this year. More than 10% of students in Montfort Primary School were infected recently causing the school to close down Mathayom 1 to 3 (7th to 9th grades) for five days.

According to the Chiang Mai Provincial Public Health Office’s announcement on August 24th, the rate of influenza is at 283 per one hundred thousand and no death has been reported. Patients are mostly found in Sansai, Muang and Doi Saket districts.

Over a hundred cases were found in Montfort Primary School with more than 10% of the student in each grade being infected.

“Shut, Wash, Avoid and Stop” measures was launched in hopes of preventing and controlling the spread. Shut your mouth when sneezing and coughing. Do not sneeze and cough in your hands but use your arm instead. Wash your hands regularly. Avoid sharing stuffs and being near the patients. Stop going to schools, workplace and crowded area when infected.