Why are there so many cervical cancer cases in the Gulf of Thailand?
Gulf Coast gynecologists say the region is facing a pandemic that could lead to a doubling of cases and potentially a mass death.
The region’s health system is struggling to cope with the influx of cases.
The Health Ministry is warning people to be extra vigilant in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.
It said the number of new cases and deaths has jumped more than 90 per cent in the last week alone.
“It’s extremely dangerous to be around people who are infected with this virus.
You need to be very careful,” Dr Robert Hui, chief of general practice at the Royal Thai Medical College said.”
In a community of 1.2 million people, you are very much on your own.”
Dr Hui said there was no immediate evidence of an outbreak in the region, but warned the pandemic was affecting people who had never seen the virus before.
“There are people who have not even had a previous exposure to this virus, so it’s very likely they have not been exposed to this and they may have been exposed at the time they developed cervical cancer,” he said.
Dr Huei said it was crucial to take precautions if you were to travel to the region.
“You can get the virus from anywhere in the world, including here.”
But you should be extra careful in a region like this,” he added.”
Cervical cancer is not only a threat to women and children, it is also a threat for the community as well.
“Dr Chaiweng Boon, a GP at Royal Thai, said the virus was spreading fast.”
I have seen people who were infected with the virus and the incubation period for the virus is three to five weeks, and I have seen a lot of cases of cervical cancer, so we have to keep a close eye on this,” she said.”[But] it is only a matter of time before we see the spread to other parts of the country.
“Dr Boon said it would be important to remember to take preventive measures in the coming days.”
We are just seeing the symptoms, we are seeing the spread and we are starting to see the effects.
“So be careful in public spaces, make sure that you are not near people who may be infected,” she added.
Dr Bong Choy, chief executive of the health department at the National University of Singapore, said while he believed the outbreak was being driven by the coronavecirus, he still had doubts.
“The real risk is that it is going to spread from the countries where we are at,” he told ABC Radio.
Dr Choy said it is difficult to predict what will happen next.
“How is it that we have got the coronaves to this extent and we have not seen any major cases in countries such as the UK or Australia, and how is it this could happen in the United States?”
It seems like it could be that it has already happened in Singapore.
“Dr Phuong Thuyng, a doctor at Royal Bangkok, said more and more cases were coming into the country.”
People have been coming in with no symptoms,” he explained.”
This is the worst thing that can happen.
“They are getting infections and they have developed cervical cancers, and that is a terrible situation.”
Dr Thuyning said it could take up to three months before a new pandemic started in Thailand.
“Then it could turn into a pandemics of the pandemias, and it could very well start in the south of the world,” he warned.
Dr Phayawan Chaiyab, an obstetrician at the Medical University of Bangkok, told ABC News Breakfast he expected to see more cases in coming days and weeks.
“Most of the time, the new infections do not go into the heart,” he predicted.
“Usually the virus gets into the brain and then it passes through the kidneys to other organs, like the liver, so there is a risk of kidney failure.”
Dr Chakrapong said a lack of medical resources had caused an increased risk of infection.
“Even though there are many hospitals in the country, there is not enough money for the health professionals to carry out examinations and for treatment.”
A lot of people do not have access to health services,” he suggested.”
And in some areas, they have to go to hospitals without any medical equipment.
“When you see a new infection, it could affect your life.”
Dr Chandakaporn Phattarit, a paediatrician at Royal Thailand, said there had been an increase in cases in some regions, but not in others.
“Now we are hearing that some provinces are experiencing a sudden rise in cases, so I am not sure if that is due to the pandemia,” he stressed.
Dr Chakrattit said that as the