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Dengue infections highest in five years: Department of Disease Control

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Dengue fever mosquito close-up

Dengue fever mosquito close-up. Photo: Anderson Mancini / flickr.

The Bureau of Epidemiology (BOE), at Thailand’s Department of Disease Control (DDC), reports that, as of July 9th 2019, there have been 44,671 cases of dengue hemorrhagic fever reported in the country, which is the highest number in five years, indicating that there have been 67.62 dengue patients in every 100,000 of the Thai population, which is 1.6 times higher than last year.

The BOE added that, so far, the disease has caused the deaths of 62 patients, most in the Northeastern region, or 0.14% of those infected.

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By Thai PBS World

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