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Hundreds afflicted, Phichit declares war on dengue

With 652 cases of dengue fever reported in the province so far this year, all 12 districts of Phichit will soon be declared dengue outbreak control zones.

 

A committee in charge of disease control made the call this week in a bid to integrate efforts by all pertinent government agencies.

The committee was told that 652 residents of 263 villages in 77 tambon had fallen ill with mosquito-borne virus since the beginning of the year, most of them 10 to 14 years old.

There are 126 people currently being treated.

Outbreak areas are being sprayed with insecticide.
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