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06 February 2012 :: 14:02:21 pm 61862

MOPH warns of the spreading of dengue fever

BANGKOK, 5 February 2012 - The Ministry of Public Health has warned the public to be aware of the dengue fever outbreak due to the precipitation at winter’s end. So far this year, more than 300 people are reported to have contracted the disease.
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Public Health Minister Witthaya Buranasiri pointed out water retaining in puddles, plant pot saucers, and old tires caused by occasional rainfall in many areas would become breeding grounds for common house mosquitoes, leading to the spreading of the dengue fever despite the winter season.

In order to prevent the disease, Mr. Witthaya has assigned public health officials to seek cooperation from local people in eliminating possible breeding grounds on a weekly basis.

According to Permanent Secretary for Public Health MD Paijit Warachit, during January 1-19, 2012 there have been 332 patients infected with the dengue virus in Thailand with one death reported, whereas the number of the patients in the same period of last year was 291 with no death.

Report by : NNT

Category : Announcement News

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