Dr Narinrat Pitchayakamin, chief of the Nakhon Ratchasima Public Health Office, said the dengue outbreak remained worrisome after 1,037 confirmed cases and a second death recently. The latest victim of the mosquito-borne disease was a 16-year-old boy who also had thalassemia, a blood-thinning condition that can worsen the symptoms of dengue haemorrhagic fever.
Narinrat warned residents to rid their properties of any rainwater trapped during the wet season, as this acted as a breeding ground for mosquitos.
Nakhon Ratchasima Health officials have also been spraying communities in the province with insecticide in a bid to stem the contagion.
Published : May 26, 2020
By : The Nation