Dengue fever on the rise in Thailand: 10,000 patients in Bangkok last year

BANGKOK, Jan 7 – More than 70,000 people were infected with dengue fever last year and the spread of the tropical disease will possibly be more serious this year, according to the Public Health Ministry.

Public Health Minister Pradit Sintavanarong said dengue normally spreads in the rainy season but Thailand has seen rising numbers of dengue infection during other seasons.

According to a report by the Disease Control Department, 74,250 people were infected with the disease – 79 fatally – last year, representing a proportion of 116 patients in 100,000 people.

Read more: MCOT

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