BANGKOK, Oct. 28 (Xinhua) -- Thailand's Public Health Ministry on Wednesday warned health stations across the country to closely monitor the situation of the A/H1N1, H5N1 or bird flu, and normal human flu as it is nearing the winter.
As the raining season is going to end very soon, Thailand is about to enter into the winter seas on which will take about four months from now.
The A/H1N1 influenza has already spread across the country, while it is expected during the forthcoming winter the normal human flu will also spread, Public Health Minister Witthaya Kaewparadai said.
Witthaya was speaking in a central province of Ayudhya nearby Bangkok, where he presided over a meeting of medical staff from 11central provinces in a move to discuss about preparedness against the influenzas.
Moreover, involved parties will still need to be careful about the H5N1 flu though the disease has not existed in Thailand for over three years, Witthaya said.
Health permanent secretary Doctor Phaijit Varachit said health volunteers across the country have been instructed to educate people about the three viral diseases.
Also, each hospital nationwide has to isolate rooms for A/H1N1 and H5N1 patients from other patients in a bid to prevent the spread of the two diseases within hospitals, said Doctor Phaijit.
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