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Drinking water causes waterborne illnesses in kids at a school in Phuket

In Phuket’s largest city, food poisoning was discovered at a school on August 19. The Darasamuth Phuket School’s director asserted that the water system was to blame for yesterday’s disaster (Wednesday). Coliform bacteria are present in the feces of all warm-blooded creatures, including humans.

It is advisable to call a doctor if you suspect an E. coli infection in a small kid because these illnesses can be highly serious. Antibiotics and loperamide are not recommended.

The director reported that “a number” of children suffered diarrhea and food poisoning on August 19. Following laboratory examination, coliform bacteria were discovered in the school’s food and water supply.

Dararat asserts

Schools received water that was not sterile and was consequently polluted with coliform bacteria due to malfunctioning UV disinfection equipment.

While some E. coli patients may not show symptoms for two weeks, others might not. If you are having E. coli symptoms, drink some fluids. Usually, E. coli can be treated at home.

The school worked with nearby hospitals, Wichit Municipality, and public health officials to find a solution. She claimed that the organization in charge of maintaining the school’s water system had examined it and replaced the UV lams. Dararat promised to monitor the water’s purity.

Thailand should hopefully prevent coliform in its water in order to stop incidents like those in Phuket and Chiang Mai.

Last month, E. coli infections spread around a well-known waterfall in Chiang Mai. According to a distinguished physician from Chiang Mai university, a temple on Doi Suthep mountain receives tens of thousands of visitors each day but lacks a waste management system, so sewage is discharged into natural waterways.

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