Khon Kaen – The northeastern province of Khon Kaen has tightened its dengue virus surveillance program as the rainy season has raised the risk of infection.
According to Khon Kaen Governor Somsak Jangtrakul, continued rainfall in many areas has provided favorable conditions for mosquitoes to propagate, thus increasing the spread of dengue virus.
It is feared that dengue virus infections will be widespread this year since rainfall has continued in Khon Kaen for more than a month. Governor Somsak says all districts have been instructed to beef up their dengue fever prevention and control measures.
Disease control officials have been spraying larvicide in risk-prone areas and urging different communities and workplaces to make their environment unsuitable for mosquitoes to lay their eggs.