สถาบันวิจัยวิทยาศาสตร์สาธารณสุข

National Institute of Health of Thailand

Study of Nature Hot Springs in Nakorn Si Thammarat and Surat Thani Provinces

Authors : Humiwit Kwanmuaeng * , Lilian Wiwat*, Yaowalark Sukthana**, Amorn Lekkla**, Wantanapongse Wootta ***, Wantana Paveenkittiporn***, Surang Dejsirilert***, Jiratiwan Kruasilp***,Chantira Suthikornchai****, Paitoon Wanabongse ****, Somchai Bovornkitti *****

Affiliations:       * Surat Thani Public Health Office, Surat Thani Provinces 84000, Hospital

** Department of Protozoology, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahodol University, Bangkok

10400

                       *** National Institute of Health, Department of Medical Science Tiwanond Road, Nonthaburi 1100, Thailand

**** Office of Atoms for Peace

 

                       ***** Ministry of Science and Technology, Bangkok 10900, The Academy of Science, the Royal Institute, Bangkok 10200,Thailand

Source:         Intern Med J Thai 2004; 20: 168-173

 Language:     English
 
Abstract:
Surveys for potential hazards in nature hot spring in Nakorn Si Thammarat and Surat Thani provinces revealed the presence of Legionella pneumophila and Pathogenic free-living amebas Naegleria and Acanthameba; radon gas ubiquitious in hot spring waters, with extremely high level encountered in certain specimens obtained from Surat Thani province.