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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Thailand : Worst dengue epidemic in 20 years

Via Bangkok Post, excerpt :

" Thailand has experienced its worst epidemic of dengue fever in 20 years with 126 deaths and 135,344 people infected with the virus, according to Sopon Mekthon, director-general of Department of Disease.

He said more than 7,500  cases a week were being reported in June, but the infection rate had now fallen to below 2,000 a week. so the department expected the the situation to improve from now on. 

The Public Health Ministry has battled the outbreak  with operation centres in all districts in the country and continuous campaigning in communities, he said."

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