Dengue outbreak in Nakhon Ratchasima

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Nakhon Ratchasima – Heavy rain in many areas nationwide has increased the number of mosquitoes and resulted in an outbreak of dengue fever.

Dr. Narinrat Phitchayakhamin, Nakhon Ratchasima Provincial Office of Public Health, disclosed that from January 1 to June 10, 2019, Nakhon Ratchasima had 2,144 dengue fever patients with one death in Sikhio district. The number of male patients is higher than female patients. Five hundred and seventy-two patients were in the 10-14 age group and 460 patients were in the 5-9 age group.

People are being asked to help get rid of the mosquito larvae breeding sites to prevent the outbreak of dengue fever getting any worse. People are advised not to take aspirin or Enzed group medicine if they have a high fever for two consecutive days but they should seek medical attention immediately.