THAILAND : BANGKOK – The Ministry of Public Health has revealed that more than 18,000 people have come down with dengue fever since the beginning of this year.
Permanent Secretary for Public Health Sopon Mekthon said more than 18,300 people were infected with the dengue virus from January 1 to June 7, of whom 16 have died.
Although the number of dengue patients has fallen by 14% from last year, five more people were killed by the disease. The majority of infections have been occuring in the Central Plains.
To mitigate the dengue outbreak this year, the Ministry of Public Health has instructed related agencies to take a proactive approach to prevention, reducing the number of infections and curing those infected.
Dr. Sopon added that anyone whose fever does not show improvement after two days should visit their local hospital for medical attention, or call the hotline 1442 for advice.
Source @ Dengue Epidemic Looms, Cambodia