Dengue fever increases in Thailand

Health authorities continue to warn the population regarding exposure to dengue fever virus. So far in 2011, a total of 9,418 dengue fever cases have been recorded nationwide. There have been 7 deaths. The central region of Thailand has registered the largest number of cases. Multiple provinces have been infected, including Krabi, Samut Sakhon, Satun, Songkhla, Ratchaburi, Nakhon Pathom, Nakhon Sawan, Chon Buri and Trat. 

Travellers to Thailand should be aware of the risk of exposure to dengue. With the beginning of the rainy season, increases in the number of mosquitoes infected with the virus are expected. Travellers should take all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites.

Visit our Health Library for more information on exposure to and the prevention of Dengue Fever.

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