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[UPDATE] Coronavirus in Thailand: How to protect yourself and others from infection

 

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Thailand on Wednesday confirmed three new cases of coronavirus infections, taking the total number of reported cases to 40.

 

While the authorities remain on high alert, officials continue to stress the risk of infection to most individuals remains low.

 

In addition, over 50 percent of those found to be infected with coronavirus in Thailand have already made a full recovery. 

 

At the time of publishing, of the 40 cases, 22 have recovered and been discharged and 18 remain in hospital. There have been zero deaths from coronavirus in Thailand. 

 

Both Thailand’s Public Health Ministry and the World Health Organisation (WHO) have issued guidelines on how to protect yourself and others from becoming infected with coronavirus, now officially named COVID-19.

 

 

The guidelines are:

 

Wash your hands

 

Frequently wash your hands with soap and water or an alcohol based hand rub as this will help to kill viruses that are on your hands.

 

Keep your distance

 

Avoid close contact from anyone who has a cold, fever or cough. WHO recommends keeping at least 1 metre between yourself and others, particularly with those who are sneezing or coughing. 

 

Don’t cough or sneeze into your hands

 

Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or by flexing your elbow when sneezing. Avoid sneezing into your hands.

 

Take care with animals and animal products

 

Avoid direct and unprotected contact with live or wild animals and avoid eating or handling raw or undercooked animal products, especially at markets. It is worth noting there is no evidence that pets such as cats and dogs can become infected or spread the coronavirus. 

 

Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth

 

Don’t touch your eyes, nose and mouth, especially if you have not washed your hands. Your hands may have touch surfaces that contain the virus and if you then go and touch your face you increase the chances of contaminating yourself. 

 

What are the symptoms of coronavirus? 

 

  • runny nose
  • headache
  • cough
  • sore throat
  • fever
  • difficulty breathing

 

Immediately seek medical help if you have symptoms of a fever, cough or experience breathing difficulties, especially if you have recently travelled abroad. Make sure you inform a medical professional of your recent travel history. Alternatively, contact Thailand’s Department of Disease Control on Call Center 1422.

 

Should you wear a facemask?

 

Despite a surge in sales of facemasks in the aftermath of the coronavirus outbreak, experts remain divided on whether wearing a mask is effective.

 

Thailand’s Public Health Ministry advises people to wear a face mask.

 

However, WHO says you only need to wear a facemask if you are taking care of a person with suspected coronavirus infection or if you yourself are coughing and sneezing.

 

Also, facemasks are only effective if used in combination with frequent hand-cleaning with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water, WHO says.

 

If you touch a facemask with dirty hands you still risk infecting yourself.

 

This is an updated version of a post originally made on 25 Jan 2020

 

 

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"Immediately seek medical help"

 

I thought you were meant to stay away from hospitals etc

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900 baht from Lazada, if I read correctly.

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17 hours ago, lupin said:

What are the symptoms of coronavirus?

This is also the same moron that praised China for their efforts despite obvious cover-ups and massive under-reporting.

He was praising the cover-ups and how well they did it. Maybe that is where the idea came from

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18 hours ago, scubascuba3 said:

"Immediately seek medical help"

 

I thought you were meant to stay away from hospitals etc

In the UK if you think you have the symptoms dial 111 on no account they say do you leave your property and you will gat a home visit.

Does Thailand have a Helpline and do Doctors do House Calls ?

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3 hours ago, ukrules said:

I've got one of these masks on its way to me from the US right now :

 

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The N95/P95 masks are disposable and leaky but the above one with the correct filter carts is the real deal (99.97% particle filtration) and by all accounts pretty comfortable to wear. These are kind of pro level and depending on which filter cartridge you use they deal with different situations, gas vapours, etc.

 

Mask model : 3M 7503 Reusable respirator comes with no filter cartridges.

Particle filter cartridges that go with this mask : 3M 7093 P100 filter sets - you need 2 at a time, they are the white parts on each side of the mask.

 

I heard you can use the filters for up to a week...maybe it will come in useful at some point, maybe not, whatever - I've ordered it anyway.

 

 

This is the mask I have, it creates a nice suction against the skin so you feel it's airtight whereas the fabric masks are more difficult to keep them airtight.

 

I hadn't heard the cartridges are good for a week, that's great if true.

 

I used this extensively a few years ago when the california fires were out of control and the AQI was 400+

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No.1 Wash hands..

 

Hmmmm, in LOS.............🤔

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3 hours ago, ukrules said:

I've got one of these masks on its way to me from the US right now :

 

image.png.4eb84b356bea43db27b27e6cf717f4d9.png

 

The N95/P95 masks are disposable and leaky but the above one with the correct filter carts is the real deal (99.97% particle filtration) and by all accounts pretty comfortable to wear. These are kind of pro level and depending on which filter cartridge you use they deal with different situations, gas vapours, etc.

 

Mask model : 3M 7503 Reusable respirator comes with no filter cartridges.

Particle filter cartridges that go with this mask : 3M 7093 P100 filter sets - you need 2 at a time, they are the white parts on each side of the mask.

 

I heard you can use the filters for up to a week...maybe it will come in useful at some point, maybe not, whatever - I've ordered it anyway.

 

 

I dont want to pee ]on your fire but the mask you feature will have little if any resistance to biological intake . Really for particle defence within industrial usage . From my working experience which involved working in refineries not all guys could get a sealed fit to their faces because of their face shape and so were not permitted to wear them and not allowed on certain live refinery plants .                     Also clean shaven a must / no beards .    Below is a link that I believe is appropriate 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gas_mask

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10 minutes ago, Toany said:

He was praising the cover-ups and how well they did it. Maybe that is where the idea came from

I'm referring to "She" - the woman (Benedetta Allegranzi) in the video, the lead tech for prevention and control.

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