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Monday, August 23, 2010

Thailand : Dengue fever claims 7 more victims, raising this year's toll to 70

An article from The Nation, more update with regards to the dengue situation in Thailand :

" Seven people died from dengue fever last week, bringing the nationwide toll from the disease to 70 deaths out of some 60,000 dengue fever patients this year, Public Health Minister Jurin Laksanawisit said Monday.

Two of the dengue fever deaths last week were in Krabi while Chiang Rai, Phetchabun, Lop Buri, Chachoengsao, and Nakhon Si Thammarat reported one death each. As the dengue fever outbreak is so severe this year, Jurin has instructed all provincial health chiefs to monitor and control the disease as well as urging people with suspicious symptoms of dengue fever to see doctors immediately.

The situation so far this year is 83 per cent higher than last year's, with an average of 230 new cases detected per day."

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