Health Officials Urge Caution Amidst Heat Wave


With an upcoming heat wave forecasted to affect upper Thailand until April 11, health experts are urging the public to exercise caution and prepare for a slew of health risks associated with the summer season. The Meteorological Department has predicted hot to very hot conditions, advising the public to minimize outdoor activities and take necessary health precautions.

Health officials emphasized the dangers of heat stress, particularly heatstroke, which can escalate to life-threatening conditions such as cardiac arrest if not promptly addressed. Symptoms to watch for include excessive sweating, rapid pulse, and convulsions, among others.

Beyond heatstroke, summer poses a risk for various diseases, including rabies, diarrhea, food poisoning, cholera, dysentery, typhoid fever, sunburn, and heat exhaustion. Proper hygiene, such as washing hands regularly, consuming clean and well-cooked food, and staying hydrated with clean water, can prevent these conditions.

To safeguard against the multitude of health risks presented by the hot weather, medical professionals recommend regular exercise, adequate rest, and annual health checkups. Immediate consultation with a doctor is also advised for any symptoms to prevent the rapid escalation of infectious diseases.

The preceding is a press release from the Thai Government PR Department.

Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.