xinhua news agency, Bangkok, November 28 (reporter taylor-robinson) the Thai ministry of public health, 28, said Thailand da mansion in two cases of suspected anthrax infection, 1 cases have been confirmed. The Thai ministry of public health are closely watching the local situation, fight the spread of infectious diseases.
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the relevant person in charge of the ministry of public health of Thailand told reporters that day, sick, both from the government, after eating mutton smuggled from neighboring sick. Through laboratory tests, one of them was diagnosed with bacillus anthracis, another person needs to continue to check.
the chief says, this is Thailand anthrax infections appeared for the first time in 17 years. The two patients get better, but must continue medication for 60 days. In addition, local infected more than 200 people, the health agency has taken steps to prevent the spread of infectious diseases.
anthrax is an acute infectious disease caused by bacillus anthracis, see more at domestic and wild grazing animals such as cattle, sheep, people eat meat or sick animals with wound after contact with sick animals infected with the disease. The main clinical manifestations as skin ulcer, edema and intestinal tract, lung infection symptoms, severe patients may die, but usually can be cured.