Khet Udomsak officials walked the sub-district to raise awareness for the need to eliminate mosquito-breeding sites to curb the risk of dengue fever.
Khet Udomsak Mayor Pairoj Malakul Na Ayutthaya led council members, civil servants and representatives from the sub-district’s 13 neighborhoods in the June 15 march.
Pairoj said that while the country’s dengue crisis has ebbed, the number of patients continues to increase. From Jan. 31-May 16, the Ministry of Public Health reported 17,614 dengue cases with 16 fatalities nationwide.
In Khet Udomsak, 29 cases were reported, an increase of five over the same period last year.
The officials passed out brochures and abate, showing residents how to eliminate standing water and prevent the disease-carrying bugs from multiplying.