Thais warned of dengue fever threat

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Nakhon Ratchasima, 11 March 2013 Nakhonratchasima Health Provincial Office is warning its residents to watch out for a possible threat of dengue fever during summer. 

According to Nakhon Ratchasima’s Public Health Chief Officer Doctor Wichai Kattiyawittayakul, as summer storm is hitting many areas of the province, there is a high risk of people catching dengue fever. 460 Have reportedly come down with the disease since January 1st of this year; fortunately, none of the case is fatal. There were 144 cases, with one death, reported last year, the doctor said.

Looking on the bright side, although the number of infections this year is three times as high as last year’s, no one has died of the viral disease. He said the majority of the patients are children aged between 10-14 years old.

As a precaution, the governor of Nakhon Ratchasima has ordered all related agencies in all areas to keep a close watch on the situation and warned kids about the danger of mosquito bites and the infection.