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Dengue fever on the rise in Northern Thailand

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BANGKOK, 29 April 2013 (NNT) – Authorities in the upper parts of Thailand have warned that the number of dengue fever cases is on the rise, with reports of fatalities in many provinces.

In the Northeast, at least 203 cases of dengue fever were reported in Nakhon Phanom from January to April of this year. Most cases occurred among teenagers and young adults while an 18-year-old girl in the province recently died from the fever.

Nakhon Phanom Hospital Director Dr Somkid Suriyalert said the continuing hot and humid weather contributed to the spread of the disease in the region. Local medical units have been launching campaigns to promote awareness on the mosquito-borne disease.
Mae Hong Son, meanwhile, saw 41 cases of dengue fever during the first 4 months of the year. No death from the disease has been reported in the province.

Read more: NNT

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