Dengue fever epidemic declared

 Dengue fever epidemic declared

Hospital room in Thailand. Photo: Mattes / Wikimedia Commons.



The Department of Disease Control on Friday announced a dengue haemorrhagic fever epidemic this year as there have been 28,785 patients, 43 of whom died.

Dr Preecha Prempree, deputy director-general of the department, said that the figures were from Jan 1 to June 11, when the number of patients doubled the five-year average.

Full story: Bangkok Post

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