LIFE SE ASIA MAGAZINE

BBC News: Vietnamese capital Hanoi asks people not to eat dog meat

I saw this on the BBC and thought you should see it:

Vietnamese capital Hanoi asks people not to eat dog meat – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-45492907

Reported The Nation

Thailand health officials say the number of people requiring treatment for dengue fever has already topped the 50,000 mark in the first eight months of 2018.

According to the Ministry of Health’s Bureau of Epidemiology, a total of 50,079 cases have been reported from the 77 provinces by August 27, of whom 65 died from complications related to the disease.

The areas where you are most likely to contract dengue include Phuket, Nakorn Pathom, Phichit, Maehongsorn and Krabi.

Dengue fever is an infectious disease carried by mosquitoes in mostly tropical regions around the world. Dengue used to be called “break-bone fever” because it often causes severe joint and muscle pain that patient’s describe feels like bones are breaking.

People contract the dengue virus from the bite of an infectious Aedes mosquito – you can’t get dengue from another human.

The Ministry of Health says there are three types of dengue fever which, in order of less severe to most, are: the typical uncomplicated dengue fever, dengue haemorrhagic fever (DHS) and dengue shock syndrome (DSS).

The World Health Organisation estimates there may be 50–100 million dengue infections worldwide every year.

However, new research from the University of Oxford and the Wellcome Trust suggests that the number is more likely to be 390 million dengue infections per year worldwide.

Impetigo or school sores

Common especially with children in school. Here in Thailand i have seen some very bad cases in children that can leave scares the rest of their life. Poor or village children i have seen the worst cases. Today had to send my children friends away because they had it. The boy could not go to school his case was so bad.

Source is the Mayo Clinic

Overview

Impetigo (im-puh-TIE-go) is a common and highly contagious skin infection that mainly affects infants and children. Impetigo usually appears as red sores on the face, especially around a child’s nose and mouth, and on hands and feet. The sores burst and develop honey-colored crusts.

Treatment with antibiotics is generally recommended to help prevent the spread of impetigo to others. It’s important to keep your child home from school or day care until he or she is no longer contagious — usually 24 hours after you begin antibiotic treatment.

Symptoms

Classic signs and symptoms of impetigo involve red sores that quickly rupture, ooze for a few days and then form a yellowish-brown crust. The sores usually occur around the nose and mouth but can be spread to other areas of the body by fingers, clothing and towels. Itching and soreness are generally mild.

A less common form of the disorder, called bullous impetigo, may feature larger blisters that occur on the trunk of infants and young children.

Causes

You’re exposed to the bacteria that cause impetigo when you come into contact with the sores of someone who’s infected or with items they’ve touched — such as clothing, bed linen, towels and even toys.

Prevention

Keeping skin clean is the best way to keep it healthy. It’s important to wash cuts, scrapes, insect bites and other wounds right away.

To help prevent impetigo from spreading to others:

  • Gently wash the affected areas with mild soap and running water and then cover lightly with gauze.
  • Wash an infected person’s clothes, linens and towels every day and don’t share them with anyone else in your family.
  • Wear gloves when applying antibiotic ointment and wash your hands thoroughly afterward.
  • Cut an infected child’s nails short to prevent damage from scratching.
  • Wash hands frequently.
  • Keep your child home until your doctor says he or she isn’t contagious.

ZOE International NGO child trafficking review by jackie

About
ZOE International seeks to bring life to others by offering them the hope of Jesus Christ, and providing children who’ve been victimized by human trafficking true healing and restoration in the name of Jesus.

ZOE International NGO has a lot to offer. Education, awareness, help lines, homes for the children rescured.

Based in USA with offices Thailand, Australia.

They not only rescure children but have a home , a school to provide for the children!! In Thailand.

ZOE Facebook

ZOE website

To Donate

Help hotline

National Human Trafficking Hotline
1-888-3737-888 or text “INFO” or “HELP” to BeFree (233733)

We support this NGO.

If you have a story or experience would love to hear from you!

View our list of help Resources we are adding as we go.

Patong Hospital review by jackie

Many hospitals in Phuket Island Thailand. Several International hospitals I recommend. Living her 11 years I was was surprised to hear of the hospital. A Thai friend ask me to go with her for a doctor check-up. The hospital is not new. Patong is the main tourist area of Phuket. My friend had ok care as far as i could see.

But i woukd recommend avoiding this hospital if a tourist. I base that on two observations. One a Chinese family came in with very sick boy about 7? The waiting area emergency area was not busy. Many nurses sitting. The family came in with the father carrying the sick child. The child was lathargic. It took Thai people there and me to help the family to know where to go. The hospital staff showed no concern. Yes the family are Chinese but this is the main tourist area. They received no help from the staff navigating the language barrier!!

I showed the mother where she could lay her son down and was running high fever. What the outcome I dont know as my friend and I left.

The second reason suggest trying another hospital if possible is on Google map Review . Patong hospital gets a 2 overall rating.

There are several International hospitals equipped for tourist. My experience is with Phuket International and Mission. Both very good hospitals. Word of warning.

Tourist there is no free medical care for you. Insurance or cash.

Location

57 Sai Saen Road

Patong , Kathu

Phuket Thailand

Open 24 hours.

Phone 076 342 633

Web site

Patonghospital.com

Map click on the map to go to Google

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