THAILAND : SONGKHLA – Doctors from the Public Health office have warned the general public of the risk of dengue fever, after monsoons advanced steadily into Songkhla and cases of fever have been observed rising noticeably in the area.
Dr. Sirichai Leewannapasai, an officer from the Songkhla provincial public health has pointed out that the best defence is to prevent the disease from occurring at all.
He has therefore urged the general public to undergo simple codes of conduct to keep the dangerous disease away.
The tips he introduces are to turn over empty pails and buckets, so that they do not collect excess water, Use mosquito repellent regularly, apply it to all exposed areas of skin, during the day as well as at night; always sleep under a mosquito net, If someone at home is ill with dengue, try not to let mosquitoes bite them or others in the house. Meanwhile if a container of water cannot be emptied, remember to cover it well when not in use, or put some salt or vinegar in it.
Tests were conducted by Pasteur Institute in HCMC to find out causing factor.