Dengue fever season in Thailand
During the first 8 months of this year, there have been almost 25,000 cases of dengue fever nationwide. Included are 12 deaths. Cases have been reported from 48 cities and provinces.
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.