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    Outbreak of chikungunya virus reported in Hat Yai
    13 Jan 2019 at 11:18 3 comments

    SONGKHLA: An outbreak of the chikungunya virus, an infection which typically occurs in Africa, has been reported in Hat Yai City, necessitating a campaign to educate people about the disease and preventive measures, a doctor said.

    Dr Kriangsak Liewchanpattana said dozens of patients have sought treatment and advice at his clinic in the city, a tourism and economic hub in this southern province...

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    Chikungunya virus infects 121 in Surin 19 Jan 2019 at 16:59 0 WRITER: NOPPARAT KINGKAEW

    SURIN: An outbreak of Chikungunya disease, a virus spread by mosquitoes, has struck three villages in this northeastern province, with 121 people falling ill. Theeraphol Sakulrat, chief of Sikhoraphum...


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      Thailand chikungunya cases top 1,000 in January
      by Robert Herriman
      January 29, 2019

      The chikungunya outbreak that began last year in southern Thailand continues into the first month of 2019 as country health officials report more than 1,000 cases through Jan. 28.

      According to the Bureau of Epidemiology, a total of 1075 cases were reported from 14 provinces during the first four weeks.

      No deaths have been reported.

      The increase in cases continues in the southern provinces with Phuket reporting a morbidity rate of (67.45 / 100,000 population) with the provinces of Songkla and Pattani also reported high rates of infection...


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        Phuket officials ramp up fight against Chikungunya
        PHUKET: The Phuket Public Health Office (PPHO) has ramped up its campaign is against Chikungunya after a spike in infections throughout the province since the beginning of the year.
        By Waranya Prompinpiras
        Saturday 23 February 2019, 11:00AM

        Phuket Public Health Office Chief Tanit Sermkaew explained to The Phuket News on Thursday (Feb 21) that 308 people in Phuket had been confirmed as contracting Chikungunya from Jan 1 through Feb 14.

        The spike in infections has resulted in Phuket being designated as having the highest infection rate in the country, he added.

        “Since the beginning of the year there have been confirmed cases of Chikungunya in 17 provinces. Phuket is now in the top spot, while Pattani is second and Songkla third for the number of infections per 100,000 people,” Mr Tanit explained.

        According to the Ministry of Public Health’s Bureau of Epidemiology, from Jan 1 through Feb 17, a total of 1,841 cases were reported from 18 provinces, with no deaths reported...


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          Thailand: Chikungunya cases up 500 in past week, nearly 10,000 dengue cases reported in 2019
          by Robert Herriman
          March 13, 2019

          Thailand health officials reported an additional 500-plus chikungunya cases during the past week, bringing the outbreak total, primarily in the south, to 2,551 cases.

          No deaths have been reported.

          Pattani, Phuket and Songkla provinces continue to be the most affected by the outbreak.

          Concerning dengue fever, officials say since the beginning of the year, 9,914 cases have been reported, including nine fatalities...


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            13 S’pore students contract chikungunya fever on trip to Thai village
            Published03 June, 2019
            Updated 03 June, 2019

            SINGAPORE — Thirteen students and a teacher from the School of the Arts (Sota) contracted chikungunya fever while on a community service learning trip to a village in Thailand’s Ratchaburi province last week.

            Six students remain hospitalised in Bangkok as of Monday (June 3), said the school in a statement...


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              Two more Sota students treated for chikungunya, but all in study trip home from Thailand
              4 hours ago

              SINGAPORE - Two students are being treated for chikungunya fever after being diagnosed with the virus here, following a study trip to Thailand which saw many of their party taken ill.

              School of the Arts (Sota) principal Mary Seah told The Straits Times on Tuesday (June 4) that all 28 people who were on the Sota trip to Ratchaburi province - 25 students and three teachers - had returned to Singapore by Monday night.

              Nine students and one teacher contracted the virus in Thailand, where they were diagnosed with and treated for the mosquito-borne condition.

              They have since recovered, but two more from the group were diagnosed in Singapore on Monday.

              One student received outpatient treatment at Tan Tock Seng Hospital, while the other was still hospitalised as of Tuesday, a Ministry of Health (MOH) spokesman said.

              Sota notified parents of the students affected, with some flying to Bangkok to be with their children...


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                Thailand moves to control mosquito-borne Chikungunya disease
                VNA Monday, June 10, 2019 - 19:51:00 Print

                Bangkok (VNA) – The Thai Department of Disease Control (DDC) has sent a medical team to Suan Phung district in Ratchaburi province after reports of Chikyngunya virus infection of 14 visiting students and teachers from Singapore.

                DDC Chief Suwannachai Wattanayingcharoenchai said the team would start fogging mosquitoes in targeted areas this week. In addition, local authorities would provide mosquito nets to communities as well as launching a major clean-up to eradicate water-clogged spots, known as breeding grounds for mosquitoes.

                The move came after DDC declared the district as high-risk after the Singaporeans tested positive for Chikungunya disease. They had visited a community in the district then developed fever, headache, body pain and vomiting. They were treated in a hospital and returned home after that.

                According to DDC’s statistics, more than 3,500 cases of Chikungunya, with zero deaths, have been reported so far this year. Most patients are aged 25-34 years, followed by 15-24 and 35-44...


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                  Health warning: Chikungunya cases up in Thailand’s southern province
                  Published 10 hours ago
                  on June 11, 2019
                  By The Thaiger

                  Thai health authorities are reporting 86 new cases of the Chikungunya virus in the last week alone. There have been 3,592 cases – nearly all in southern Thailand – this year. Here’s a few things to know about the Chikungunya virus…