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Thailand facing rising dengue fever infections

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Thailand’s health minister recently announced that more than 50,000 citizens have been infected with dengue fever so far this year, resulting in 63 deaths.

Deputy Public Health Minister Pansiri Kulanartsiri told Health.AsiaOne.Com that the dengue fever epidemic hitting the country has raised infection rates 83 percent from this same period last year.

According to Health.AsiaOne.Com, 13,045 people have been infected with dengue in the nation’s south region, 14,509 in the central region, 13,635 in the northeast and 7,325 in the north. Seven of the infected were younger than four weeks old and 409 were older than 65.

Vaccine News Daily (VND)

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