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20 new people in Thailand found infected with Zika virus weekly

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Aedes aegypti mosquito, one of the transmitters Zika virus

Aedes aegypti mosquito, one of the transmitters Zika virus. Photo: James Gathany - PHIL, CDC.


BANGKOK, 15 September 2016 (NNT) – The Ministry of Public Health has revealed that on average, 20 new Zika infections are reported in Thailand each week.

Permanent Secretary for Public Health Dr. Sophon Mekthon said even though the Zika outbreak has not expanded to other parts of the country, it is important for everyone to ensure mosquito breeding habitats are destroyed.

Full story: NNT

Reporter: Nuppol Suvansombut
Rewriter: Benjamin Rujopakarn


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