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With rain battering much of Thailand and causing widespread flooding, authorities are warning about an unseen risk in the rainwaters. Muddy water that people are trudging through during flood times can be full of nasty bacteria that can cause illness and infections. Thai News Room reported on the popular medical Facebook page Panda Lab Doctor. The page posted a message cautioning people about the risk of diseases like melioidosis that can cause illness and even death. Also known as Whitmore’s disease, it’s caused by the bacteria Burkholderia pseudomallei which is commonly found in water, dirt, and air. People typically pick […]

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