Expert warns of leptospirosis (Thailand)

Poor sanitation and garbage disposal in Bangkok’s flood-hit communities could result in an outbreak of leptospirosis, a health expert has warned.

Sumet Ongwandee of the Disease Control Department (DCD) said people should take precautions against leptospirosis and wear protective gear if they want to return home after the waters recede.

“The waterborne disease can be hazardous to people,” he said.

Leptospirosis can be transmitted to both humans and animals by direct contact with the urine of infected rodents in contaminated flood water.

Read more in the Bangkok Post

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