Tag archive for ‘Thailand’
By Robert On Sunday, November 22nd, 2015

Terrorism: Factoids and Top 10 countries impacted

The Institute for Economics and Peace just recently published the 3rd edition of the Global Terrorism Index. The report provides a comprehensive summary of the key global trends and patterns in terrorism over the More...

By Robert On Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

Thailand dengue cases up an additional 5,000, Actor Por Sahawong in coma

The dengue fever outbreak in Thailand has grown by another 5,000 cases during the past week, according to the Thai Bureau of Epidemiology’s (BOE) latest data. Through November 8, health officials put the case More...

By Robert On Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

Thailand dengue outbreak tops 100,000 cases, 100 deaths

About a month after the Philippines dengue fever outbreak eclipsed the 100,000 case mark, Thailand has done the same. Image/CIA The Thailand Bureau of Epidemiology (BOE) reported an additional approximately 4,000 More...

By Robert On Friday, October 2nd, 2015
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Dengue fever: In the East and in the West

The World Health Organization (WHO) says dengue fever is a fast emerging pandemic-prone viral disease in many parts of the world. Female Aedes aegypti mosquito Image/James Gathany The incidence of dengue has increased More...

By Guest Author On Monday, July 13th, 2015

Working Abroad as a Camp Counselor

Getting the opportunity to go abroad for travel is something that many people dream of. Having the chance to see a different country, learn about the culture and interact with the people is something that can greatly More...

By Guest Author On Monday, May 11th, 2015
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How a Global MBA can provide Employment Advantages

Over the past few years, Masters’ in Business Administration have been required to change and grow, adapting to business changes and global economic developments. A popular qualification amongst business-focused More...

By Guest Author On Saturday, May 9th, 2015

South Korea Eases Ban On Charter Flights From Thailand

South Korea has announced that its official aviation agency will remove recent bans on selected Thai aircraft charter flights. Effective immediately, Thai Airways International (THAI) and Thai Air Asia X will be More...

By Guest Author On Saturday, December 6th, 2014

Police Scam Tourists in Thailand Under Pretence of Drug Testing

Bangkok, Thailand. Police are persistently harassing Western visitors in what is claimed to be an effort to crack down on illegal drug use. Tourists and expats are now being regularly stopped by Bangkok police then More...

By Robert On Sunday, April 6th, 2014

Thailand advises people to avoid travel to West Africa due to Ebola outbreak

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand is advising travelers to avoid travel to the affected countries until the outbreak of the virus is safely controlled, according to a National News Bureau More...

By Robert On Sunday, March 30th, 2014

Eleven South-East Asia countries certified polio-free: WHO

Eighty percent of the world’s population is now certified as being polio-free with the recent announcement from the World Health Organization certifying the South-East Asia Region Friday. Image/Chris Zahniser, More...

By Robert On Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Thailand health officials report 1,433 dengue cases this year, expect less severe year than 2013

In a follow up to a story last week where Thai health authorities warned of  a possible dengue outbreak in the country this year as the hot season arrives, officials have released the current case count for 2014. Image/CIA According More...

By Robert On Friday, February 21st, 2014

Thailand ‘pink eye’ outbreak affects 16,000 since Jan. 1

The Thailand Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) is reporting an outbreak in conjunctivitis, or “pink eye” that has affected some 16,000 people since the beginning of 2014. According to the National News More...

By Robert On Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Dengue fever outbreak warning issued as Thailand nears summer season

After recording 153,000 dengue fever cases in 2013, the most in two decades, the Thailand Ministry of Health is sending out a warning of a possible dengue outbreak in the country this year as the hot season arrives, More...

By Robert On Monday, February 3rd, 2014
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Thailand health officials report chickenpox outbreak, more than 2,500 cases seen in January

The Thailand Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) is reporting an outbreak of chickenpox, which infected some 2,565 patients during the first 19 days of January, according to a National News Bureau of Thailand report More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, January 9th, 2014

World dairy and meat prices hit record highs in 2013: FAO

PRESS RELEASE The FAO Food Price Index averaged 206.7 points in December, nearly unchanged from the previous month, with a sharp increase in dairy prices and high meat values balancing out a steep decline in sugar More...

By Robert On Saturday, December 28th, 2013

Germany: Traveler to Thailand contracts Zika virus

For the second time this year, a traveler to Thailand has returned home only to find they have contracted the mosquito borne virus, Zika virus (ZIKV). In a letter to ProMED-mail Friday, “A previously healthy More...

By Robert On Sunday, November 10th, 2013

Thailand dengue fever epidemic nears 140,000 cases

The Thailand Public Health Ministry reports that nearly 140,000 cases of dengue fever have been reported in the kingdom so far this year, according to a Bangkok Post report. Image/CIA The report goes on to say that More...

By Robert On Monday, October 28th, 2013

Thailand in more racism controversy: Dunkin’ Donuts and Unilever

The southeastern Asian country of Thailand is embroiled in news of racial insensitivity again because of two advertisements from companies doing business in the country. Image/Video Screen Shot An advertiser for More...

By Robert On Thursday, October 24th, 2013
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Thailand dengue outbreak tops 136,000, experts say 200,000 cases are possible this year

Thailand is experiencing it’s worst dengue epidemic in more than 20 years as health officials attempt to get the outbreak under control through a wide array of measures. Photo/CDC According to a Reuters report More...

By Butter Bracco On Saturday, August 31st, 2013
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Dunkin’ Donuts apologizes for ‘black face’ ad for their ‘charcoal donut’

Dunkin’ Donuts has apologized for the “insensitiviy” in an advertisement in Thailand featuring a woman in “blackface” make-up. The ad, which was used to promote the donut giant’s More...



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