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Flu outbreak in Trang prison infects 158 inmates

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Flu outbreak in Trang prison infects 158 inmates

By The Nation

 

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An outbreak of influenza at Trang Central Prison has infected 158 inmates, prompting provincial public health officials to check the situation and provide immediate help on Tuesday.

 

Dr Sinchai Rongdej, deputy chief of Trang public health office, led 20 medical staff from Trang Hospital and Mueang Trang public health office to perform medical checkups at the prison during the morning.

 

The officials took several hours to check and diagnose the sick inmates.

 

After the operation, Sinchai said 152 male inmates and six females had been laid low by influenza, but the specific flu strain had yet to be isolated. 

 

Officials collected fluid samples from six inmates for checking by a laboratory of the Medical Sciences Department.

 

He said the infected patients must be monitored for 14 days, while the team would administer medicine for them for five days.

 

Prison officials have been told to closely monitor the sick inmates, regardless of whether or not they suffer from side effects from the medicine.

 

The team also handed over 3,000 flu masks for distribution among the inmates, and 20 bottles and 50 tubes of alcohol gel for hand-washing. 

 

Warders have been told to isolate plates and glasses used by the sick inmates from those used by the rest of the prison population.

 

Sinchai explained that the outbreak had spread rapidly and seriously because the prison was too overcrowded, with some 2,700 inmates – well above its capacity to house 1,000 prisoners.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30356126

 
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