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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Thailand : 40,000 Bangkokians infected with dengue, 1 dies

Article via National News Bureau of Thailand :

Over 40,000 people in Bangkok are now suffering from the deadly dengue virus, while 120,000 people nationwide have come down with the fever. 

According to Bangkok Governor M.R. Sukhumbhand Paribatra, this year's dengue situation is very severe given around 120,000 to 150,000 people have reportedly been infected with the virus, 50 of whom have already died. Meanwhile, 40,000 cases of dengue fever have been reported, with one fatality, in the capital city. The number of infections in Bangkok accounts for 10 percent of the infections nationwide. 

The governor has instructed all related agencies to keep a close watch on the dengue situation and to step up prevention measures like cleaning all water containers and sewers in order to eliminate mosquito breeding grounds. The BMA has also ordered 200,000 of larvicidal abate sand in order to prevent an outbreak of dengue fever."

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