Dengue fever inThailand increases

The number of reported dengue fever cases increased by 2,000 in the past week. So far this year, there have been more than 131,000 people infected with dengue fever virus and 129 people have died (about one out of every 1,000 infected people).

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Advice For Travellers

While the risk of exposure will vary from place to place, 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.