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Zika virus outbreak in Lampang province, northern Thailand

LAMPANG (Thailand), June 7 (Bernama) — Six persons in Lampang province, northern Thailand have have contracted the Zika virus, Thai News Agency (TNA) reported Lampang public health office as saying.

Officials have implemented measures to eradicate mosquito larvae in the breeding sites and began mosquito control fogging in residential areas.

The aedes aegypti is the primary mosquito that transmits the Zika virus.

Preventive medicine specialist of Lampang public health office, Dr Warinthep Chueasamran said the Zika virus infections were reported in Wang Nuea district in May.

Fifty persons had fever with rash. Urine and blood tests were conducted on seven patients. Six patients tested positive for the Zika virus…..

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