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Fumigation in Ratchaburi after 14 Singaporeans contract Chikungunya fever

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Entomologist using a large powered aspirator to collect mosquitoes in northern Thailand

Entomologist using a large powered aspirator to collect mosquitoes in northern Thailand. Photo: U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. Tim Davis - USAF Photographic Archives.


Health officials have conducted fumigation operations in communities, schools and hospitals in Thailand’s central province of Ratchaburi after 14 Singaporean students and teachers on a study tour became ill from Chikungunya fever.

Chikungunya fever is transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which also spreads the Zika and Dengue viruses.

Full story: thaipbsworld.com

By Thai PBS World


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