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พุธ, 01 สิงหาคม 2012
ข่าวของศูนย์ ใน นสพ. Nikkei 26 เมษายน 61
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As the globalization advances, the fears that the new infectious disease spreads quickly across the border are increasing. The Emerging Infectious Health Science Center in The King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital in Thailand is the forefront for preventing pandemics of infectious diseases in Southeast Asia. 


A school in Phanat Nikom district of Chonburi Province, Thailand. Numerous black clumps hang down on the branches of big trees standing near the school building, and they sway in the wind. It's a Lyle flying bat that lives here. The flying bat is regarded as the natural host of Nipah virus, which is the cause of infectious diseases in the Malaysia in the 1990s, and the center has monitored the area. 

"Is not there a fever?" "Have you recently touched animals?" The local volunteers ask questions to the residents who appealed poor physical condition. For residents, they keep guidance not to touch dead animals with bare hands. The King Chulalongkorn University Hospital, which stands in the center of Bangkok, has been conducting field surveys for about 15 years to study Nipah virus infection. Dr. Supaporn at the center said, "We have established a system to contain the central government and local governments, public health centers, residents, biologists, etc. and keep the chain of infections under control at the water's edge, which could lead to a major outbreak." 

It is not just to stop the outbreak inside Thailand. Since Southeast Asia is a frequent region of infectious diseases, the Center also plays a important role as a base for the examination of pathogens including those in neighboring countries. Analyte is transported to hospitals from Thailand and neighboring countries such as Myanmar, Indonesia and Sri Lanka, so that pathogens can be identified. Sometimes analyte suspected of Ebola hemorrhagic fever have been brought in. The acceptance of trainees from domestic and overseas is often several weeks to about one year. Such international cooperation is funded by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the US government as well. 

In the "Mekong Sub-Region" including Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar, Thailand is one step ahead of economic development. It is obvious that if the epidemic starts in neighboring countries, it also affects industries such as tourism and agriculture in their own country as well as its neighboring countries. Thailand is striving to take measures at the top of the area even in the medical field.

 

(Interview with Prof. Kearkiat)

The King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital is jointly operated by Chulalongkorn University and the Thai Red Cross Society. There are doctors form the university and the Red Cross. Our objective is to make contributions to society, and efforts related to new infectious diseases are also in line with that trend.

For new type of infectious disease countermeasures, international cooperation such as surveillance and research is indispensable for efforts to prevent epidemics. The level of medical technology in Thailand is relatively high in this region and we have high quality inspection equipment so we would like to contribute not only to Thailand but also to the countries in the region.
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