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Dengue fever in Thailand surges with 33 fatalities

Dengue fever incidence in Thailand have tripled, according to the Department of Disease Control (DDC), with 27,377 cases reported and 33 fatalities in the first half of this year. According to hospital records, this number is three times more than it was during the same time previous year.

According to the DDC, only between June 1 and June 28 roughly 1,500 to 2,400 people contracted dengue, leading to up to three fatalities. Children aged 5 to 14 were the age group most impacted by the virus, followed by people aged 15 to 24. The South, Bangkok, and the Central Region had the most cases per region, with the South having the most overall. Four separate virus strains that cause dengue fever are spread through the bite of an infected Aedes mosquito, which is frequently found in and around inhabited areas.

High temperature (40°C/104°F), excruciating headache, eye pain, aches in the muscles and joints, nausea, vomiting, and rash are all typical signs of dengue fever. The DDC has started awareness efforts against dengue that are being coordinated by community volunteers, regional governments, and the commercial sector. These efforts specifically target schools with the goal of educating them on how to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes.

DDC representatives underlined the significance of seeking medical assistance right away for anyone who have had a high fever for more than two days, noting that quick trips to the hospital can help evaluate whether the symptoms are related to dengue and lower the risk of the virus’s devastating effects.


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