Published On: Wed, Feb 27th, 2013

Thailand reports over 5,000 dengue fever cases since the beginning of the year

The Thailand Department of Disease Control is reported a heavy dengue fever season since January and health officials fear that the Kingdom could exceed 100,000 cases in 2013.


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Since January 1, 2013, health officials report 5,700 dengue fever patients with four fatalities. This is a five times increase from the same time period in 2012.

Director-General of the Department of Disease Control MD Pornthep Siriwanarangsan said the rising number of patients before the disease’s spreading period in the rainy season is a sign that this year’s dengue fever situation might be severe, with a projected number of patients of 100,000,according to a Thailand Business News report Wednesday.

In 2012, the Thailand Health Ministry reported 74,250 dengue cases with 79 fatalities, representing a proportion of 116 patients in 100,000 people.

The Ministry of Public Health has already set up a dengue fever war room to plan for preventive measure like mosquito control and education as the rainy season approaches.

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