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More rain = more Dengue fever

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The wet season has provided a spike in new Dengue cases around the Kingdom.

The Disease Control Department chief says a total of 3,301 new cases of dengue fever have been reported nationwide during the past week.

Dr Suwannachai Watanayingcharoenchai says the number of people infected with dengue was an average of 10,000 patients a month during the rainy season from June to September. From January 1 to August 7, there were 41,094 cases of dengue. 48 patients had succumbed to the disease, according to the director general.

In May the number of cases was 7,020 but new cases increased to 13,233 in June and 10,812 in July.

Suwannachai explained that rainwater lying around provides locations where mosquitoes can breed.

Here’s some ways to avoid getting bitten by mosquitos.

More rain = more Dengue fever | News by Thaiger

SOURCES: The Nation

 

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