Dengue fever hits three-year high in Thailand

Dengue fever hits three-year high in Thailand

HEALTH officials in Thailand alerted the public to the rapidly growing dengue fever outbreak.

Thailand has reported nearly 20,000 reported cases and 15 deaths in the past five months.

The figure was the epidemic’s highest level in the past three years.

The highest incidence of the disease has been found in students aged between 5 to 24 years old.

The Deputy Spokesperson of Thailand has alerted the public of the increasing dengue cases and urged citizens to take precautions to protect themselves and their children during the rainy season from June to August.

The government also called on the public to protect themselves and their children from mosquito bites by using mosquito nets and repellents as well as inspecting family members for potential dengue symptoms.

The ministry warned increasing dengue cases would continue during the rainy months of June to August before it starts to decline in September.

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