I'm hoping to travel to Phuket in July August. I'm aware of media hype regarding this latest outbreak of swine flu,and although it doesn't bother me,(I've travelled a lot), it has been declared a Level 5 outbreak by the WHO and when you're making decisions for your young child you do think twice.
I've heard hospitals in Thailand are really good, but does anyone know how prepared they are with stockpiles of Tamiflu (their version is Relenza I think. In the UK there is enough for 30 million. In rich western countries we have big stock piles, but I heard Thailand has only around 1 million for their population, with capacity to make 1 million more.
If I was travelling tomorrow it wouldn't be an issue, but by July at the rate it's going, it might be.... I only said it might be!
Also, Q2: are there good hospitals around Phuket or do you have to travel to Bangkok.
Ps Smug Forum dwellers, offering advice such as 'you should stay at home and wrap up in cotton wool', 'you worry too much' and 'you can get it in England' need not reply. I already know. I'm now trying to find out how what treatment would be like if lightening did strike.
So far people who've died from these things have been from rural areas, I think, and I just don't know what Phuket is like, having never been.
Thanks in advance for sensible replies.