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Dengue alert issued for Central region

May 12. 2020
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By The Nation

Thai health officials report that 10,938 people contracted dengue fever from January 1 to May 5 and nine died from the mosquito-borne disease.

The Department of Disease Control warned that rain from summer storms was now leaving perfect breeding sites for the mosquitos, particularly in the Central region.

Provinces reporting the highest incidence so far are Rayong, Chaiyapum, Ang Thong, Khon Kaen and Nakhon Ratchasima. 

The dengue outbreak is expected to intensify this week with rainstorms forecast till Wednesday. 

The department has asked householders to get rid of trash and place lids tightly on water containers to prevent mosquitos from laying larvae. It also advised people to stock up on insect repellent.

Anyone who develops a headache, body aches, and a rash or red dots on their skin should see a doctor immediately or call the Department of Disease Control at 1422.

 

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