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Public Health warns flood-zone residents to be aware of dengue fever


BANGKOK, 29 September 2013 (NNT) – The Public Health Ministry has expressed its concerns over the health of flood-affected residents, as the flood could bring in waterborne borne diseases, particularly Dengue Fever.

According to the Ministry, over 100,000 people in Thailand have been treated for Dengue fever so far this year. To make the matter worse, flooding helps spawn more mosquitoes, the carriers of dengue virus.

So far most flood victims have been suffering from athlete’s foot as they have to wade through water to commute, getting their feet wet often and for a long period of time.

Read more: NNT

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