UPDATE: Norovirus NOT Found in Ice and Water Factories in Phuket

Phuket –

Ice and water factory test results show NO contamination with the Norovirus after more than 6,000 patients suffered from diarrhea in Phuket in a week with many of them having tested positive for the virus.

Our previous stories:

The Phuket Provincial Health Office (PPHO) is investigating after many students in Phuket went down with diarrhea.

More than 6,000 Diarrhea Patients in Phuket, 70% Infected with Norovirus. Six ice factors including water supplies have been tested. The test results will be revealed in about one week.

Now for the update:

The Phuket Provincial Health Office (PPHO) Chief Doctor Koosak Kookietikun told the Phuket Express on Wednesday (June 14th) that test results from six ice factories and three water factories in Phuket have NOT been contaminated with the Norovirus in an initial review. However, the PPHO are still trying to find the source of the ‘Norovirus’.

Meanwhile, the PPHO has stated that the number of patients appears to be reducing and states that the situation is coming under control.


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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.