Foreigner Admitted To Hospital With Cerebrospinal FeverA German woman has been admitted to hospital with cerebrospinal fever symptoms which has not been seen in Thailand form many years. Blood test have been sent and doctors are now awaiting the results.
PATTAYA – April 8,2015 [Pattaya Daily News]; journalists from Pattaya city were informed that there was a foreign woman who may be sick with cerebrospinal fever which has not been seen in Thailand for many years. She was admitted to Banglamung hospital, Chon Buri province, so the journalists went to meet with Doctor Charnchai Limthongcharoen (A Deputy Director of Banglamung hospital) who confirmed that she had been admitted.
Doctor Charnchai said that in the evening of April 3rd 2015, Sawang Boriboon Tharmma Satharn Rescue Foundation of Pattaya city had brought in a female patient (who was identified as Miss Lieder Silvia Luise, aged 48, German nationality) with symptoms of lassitude (got tired), low blood pressure and diarrhoea. Later, on April 5th 2015 she had symptoms of listlessness, eruption (rash) and wryneck and seemed to be suffering from cerebrospinal fever, therefore the doctors put her on an endotracheal tube and sent her to Chon Buri hospital for further treatment.
Blood test results are due today but and this is the first patient to be admitted to Banglamung hospital who may be suffering from cerebrospinal fever but the doctors will have to wait for the blood test results from the Department Of Medical Science for confirmation.
Cerebrospinal fever is a contagious disease that can be spread by coughing , sneezing , phlegm (mucus) or saliva of patients or by touching the patient’s mouth, nose, kissing, smoking using the same cigarette or drinking water from the same glass and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.
Journalists also reported that at the beginning of March this year there was a Cambodian woman, aged 26 who also had cerebrospinal fever and was treated at Bhudda-Sothorn Hospital where she later died.