Dengue fever cases in Thailand approach 15,000 for 2016

Nearly 15,000 people have been infected with the dengue fever virus this year, and 12 of them have died due to their infection. Bangkok remains the most affected region, followed by Rayong, Samutsakorn, Nakornpathom and Phuket.

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Advice For Travellers

The absence of reports does not mean that there is no dengue fever transmission in other provinces. The risk of exposure will vary from place to place and may be high in many localities.

All travellers to areas where the dengue fever virus is active can reduce their risk of exposure by taking all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites. Many persons with dengue fever do not seek medical care and are not reported to health authorities. There may be many more cases in the community than the reports indicate.

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