11 Thais die in dengue fever outbreak this year

 11 Thais die in dengue fever outbreak this year

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More than 14,000 people have contracted dengue fever and 11 have died so far this year, Disease Control Department director-general Suwannachai Wattanayingcharoenchai said on Sunday, according to a media report.

Citing a report from the Bureau of Epidemiology, from Jan 1 to May 25 this year, 14,136 people were found to have caught dengue fever, or 21.28 per 100,000 population. Eleven people died from the disease during the same period, or 0.02 per 100,000 population.

Full story: Bangkok Post



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