Dengue fever increases in Thailand

The number of people infected with dengue fever continues to increase in Thailand (over 58,500 cases and 57 deaths this year nationwide). Cases have been reported in all 77 provinces, but the most affected provinces include Mae Hong Son, Songkla, Chiang Mai, Pattani and Phatthalung.

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Advice For Travellers

The risk of exposure may vary from place to place and may be high in many locations.

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 people with dengue do not seek medical attention and are not reported to the health authorities. There may be many more cases in the community than the reports indicate.