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TROOPS IN QUARANTINE

Close to 30 troops from a military camp in Uttaradit have been quarantined after coming down with high fever and a severe cough at around the same time.

The privates were put in quarantine at the Pichai Darbhak Military Hospital.

"Of them, 19 were hospitalised on Monday night, while 11 others were sent to the same hospital the next afternoon," Uttaradit Military chief Maj-General Pichet Sukpongpisit said yesterday.

He said a dormitory at the Phra Si Phanommas Military Camp was closed, cleaned and disinfected. "Three of the privates have lung infections."

He said two doctors from Royal Thai Army's Medical Department would be sent across to determine the cause of the mass illness.

"We suspect mycoplasma, which hit 100 conscripts in Uttaradit in June," Pichet said. Results of lab tests should be out today.




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