Published On: Sun, Mar 17th, 2013

Thailand dengue count stands at 13,200 cases

In an update from a report from the end of February, Thailand health officials say more than 13,000 people have been infected with the mosquito borne viral disease, dengue fever, as of last week, according to a Nation Multimedia report Sunday.


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The Thai Public Health Ministry report that 13,200 Thais have fallen ill with dengue, including 16 deaths, from across the Kingdom.

Officials said that the number of cases and the number of fatalities are both 4 times higher than the same period last year.

In an earlier report, Thai health officials warned that 2013 could see more than 100,000 cases.

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