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    WARNING: Dengue cases four times worse than last year
    The Thaiger
    Published 9 hours ago
    on March 14, 2019
    By The Thaiger

    A nationwide alert has gone up about a big rise in Dengue cases across the country.

    Hospitals nationwide are being ordered to set up emergency facilities to deal with the worrying rise in cases of dengue fever since the start of 2019.

    Workpoint News reports that, in January alone, there were four times as many cases of the disease compared to January 2018 in Thailand...

    ..From January 1-March 5 this year there were 9,044 cases and seven deaths associated with Dengue fever. In January there was 5,555 cases Ė four times the 2018 figures...

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    Residents of upper South warned dengue could spread
    Breaking News May 01, 2019 10:52
    By The Nation

    Residents of provinces in the upper South have been warned that dengue could spread now that rains have arrived.

    Doctor Sirilak Thaicharoen, director of Nakhon Si Thammaratís 11th Disease Control Office, said 1,165 people in seven upper South provinces had contracted dengue virus this year resulting in one death so far.

    She said most of the dengue patients were children between the ages of 10 and 14, though those aged 5 to 9 years old are the second-biggest age group affected.

    Nakhon Si Thammarat has the largest number of dengue patients, followed by Phuket, Phang Nga, Krabi, Ranong, Surat Thani and Chumphon, Sirilak added.

    She said the number of patients is expected to rise as rain has begun falling in some southern provinces.

    Nationwide, 12,545 people have caught the virus this year resulting in 14 deaths, she said...


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      27 deaths from Dengue fever already this year
      The Thaiger & The Nation
      Published 5 hours ago on May 9, 2019

      27 people have died from dengue fever in Thailand so far this year. Thatís the highest fatality rate, year on year, in the past five years.

      The Public Health Ministry deputy permanent secretary Dr Supakit Sirilak has reacted by sending an urgent letter to related agencies to prepare measures to prevent more dengue fever deaths.

      Itís estimated there will be about 10,000 new cases of dengue fever a month or about 95,000 dengue fever patients nationwide for the whole of 2019, according to Supakit in the letter attached with a guideline for patients.

      According to the Bureau of Epidemiology, 18,000 people were infected with the dengue fever virus from January 1 to May 1 this year, and 27 of them, including 12 children, had died...