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Public Health Min expects dengue virus infections to be higher this year

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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, 2nd May 2018 (NNT)-The Ministry of Public Health has instructed its local offices nationwide to urge people to eliminate mosquito breeding grounds, to prevent a dengue fever outbreak as Thailand begins easing into the rainy season.

According to the Department of Disease Control, more than 7,500 people have been infected with dengue virus since the beginning of this year with the majority of patients in the South of Thailand.

Full story: NNT

Reporter: Nuppol Suvansombut,
Rewriter: Rodney McNeil
National News Bureau of Thailand


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