40,000 people infected with dengue fever in Thailand

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BANGKOK, 4 September 2011 (NNT) – MD Kamron Chaisiri, Thailand’s Zone 14 public health inspector, warned the public of dengue fever outbreak in an interview given in Surin province in the Northeast, as almost 40,000 people across the country have already developed the symptoms.

Among 37,728 patients who have the dengue fever, 27 were dead. The Central region has been reported with the highest number of patients followed by the North, the Northeast and the South.

In Surin province, 1,921 people reportedly have contracted the disease during the first 7 months of this year, although no death has been reported. According to Dr. Kamron, Buriram has 948 patients, Chaiyaphum 499, Nakhon Ratchasima 429 and Surin 45.

Mosquitoes often breed at a much faster rate in the rainy season. Their breeding grounds can be found anywhere even with little amount of water. People are encouraged to keep their containers closed and their house dry. People who have the disease will develop a headache, sore eyes, a fever and red rashes or a nose bleed. They should seek medical attention immediately.

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