Dengue fever is present nationwide in Thailand

In Thailand, people infected with the dengue fever virus have been recorded in all 77 provinces. Although the total number of cases is relatively small (slightly more than 13,400 people) there have been 8 deaths. The most affected provinces include Rayong, Bangkok, Samut Sakorn, Nakorn Pathom and Phuket.

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

Advice For Travellers

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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