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Diarrhea, vomiting, food poisoning Phuket


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Whats going on in Phuket currently?

 

My wife works in the hospital and she reported she had over 30 cases last night with people throwing up and vomiting.

The day before she got sick herself (throwing up) and many other doctors confirmed getting sick and seeing many patients with the same sympthons.

 

This is really something of the last couple of days...

 

(mostly related to the koh kaew area and near the Bangkok Hsospital; main branche, dibuk, and phuket international hospital)

 

 

Did you get ill?

What can be the cause?

Seeing it happening around you a lot?

Something in the water?

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It won't be the water.

Some months back a friend staying with me bought some crab curry from one of the markets. I didn't like the looks of it and asked if he wanted mine which he also consumed. He was sick as a dog for days.

I think some unscrupulous venders reheat and sell leftovers with bad results. 

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52 minutes ago, Old Croc said:

It won't be the water.

Some months back a friend staying with me bought some crab curry from one of the markets. I didn't like the looks of it and asked if he wanted mine which he also consumed. He was sick as a dog for days.

I think some unscrupulous venders reheat and sell leftovers with bad results. 

Thats just plain food poisoning, i am talking about a specific outbreak here in Phuket for the last 2-3 days without any obvious related cause.

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18 minutes ago, stevenl said:

Was Koh Kaew part of the area where the water was shut off last week?

No, we had no interruption of the water supply.

But that was also something that crossed my mind; maybe some water problem due to a shutoff or something.

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21 minutes ago, Bob12345 said:

No, we had no interruption of the water supply.

But that was also something that crossed my mind; maybe some water problem due to a shutoff or something.

Not many people drink that water though, so it must have been inhaled. So personally I don't believe that that's it.

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1 hour ago, Old Croc said:

It won't be the water.

Some months back a friend staying with me bought some crab curry from one of the markets. I didn't like the looks of it and asked if he wanted mine which he also consumed. He was sick as a dog for days.

I think some unscrupulous venders reheat and sell leftovers with bad results. 

 

That's a new one for me.

 

I've wondered in the past how often the chicken and etc. at the bottom of big piles of food on trays get recycled.

 

While I con't confirm, I doubt any food vendor actually throws away any food ever.

 

 

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15 minutes ago, sammieuk1 said:

Virus of some sort all of us wiped out here in CM. 

Interesting, it might be bigger than just Phuket and be national.

Lets see if it gets picked up in the media coming days...

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1 minute ago, Bob12345 said:

Interesting, it might be bigger than just Phuket and be national.

Lets see if it gets picked up in the media coming days...

The boy brought home from school don't eat street food/water my turn last night not a pleasant time feels like a novichok attack must check the door handles. 

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Very likely Norovirus - person to person spread via direct contact, door handles, shopping carts, tables - anything where the virus can be picked up and enter the body via mouth or any other handy orifices depending on your lifestyle.

 

Same outbreak that happens on cruise ships, in hospitals and schools.

 

Only eat (very) hot food when eating out and only touch very hot girls.

 

Wash hands, use hand sanitizer, avoid touching your mouth and eyes, no food that's been directly handled without cooking or washing before serving - and you'll be fine.

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1 hour ago, Bob12345 said:

Nope, blood tests were done and its a bacteria, not a virus.

Let's see.

 

It may be bacterial, but blood test are not the way this is determined in a food poisoning outbreak.  All a blood test are likely to show is that the people having the test are fighting a bacterial infection - but that may be coincidence.

 

I'm struggling to think what food item could have such a wide-spread impact if it's not viral - especially in Thailand where so much food is locally produced to order?

 

Water has been mentioned already.  Ice perhaps?  E.coli is an issue in ice.  Or a local vegetable such as bean sprouts or cabbage.

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