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Thailand dengue fever cases quadruple in one week
« on: January 21, 2016, 02:42:06 PM »
Dengue fever cases in Thailand have quadrupled in one week reports outbreaknewstoday.com.

Health officials say Bangkok are reporting the most cases with 17.34 cases per 100,000 population. People get the dengue virus from the bite of an infected Aedes mosquito. It is not contagious from person to person. 

As we know that celebrity Por passed away from that disease. R.I.P.

Thailand dengue fever cases quadruple in one week
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Re: Thailand braces for 'mega-outbreak' of Dengue fever
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2016, 03:41:04 PM »
Thailand braces for 'mega-outbreak' of Dengue fever

Thailand is bracing itself for an even worse 2016 with experts warning the number of infections may be on par with the 1987 mega-outbreak.

Thailand recorded some 140,000 cases of infection last year, the highest number since the 170,000 cases of the 1987 crisis.

The first line of defense against the epidemic that has swept through Southeast Asia sees teams of local officials armed with machines spraying mosquito-killer, who patrol daily around Bangkok in an attempt to eliminate mosquito-breeding sites.

Officials have recorded 126 deaths with the most notable being TV actor Thrisadee Sahawong, who died after developing a series of complications related to the virus.

His death made the public realize that Dengue fever does not only affect those living in remote areas.

More people are moving to the capital and that's why it's worse there than in the provinces or small towns. It's spreading because ...

more here: channelnewsasia
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Re: Thailand dengue fever cases quadruple in one week
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2016, 04:30:09 PM »
Yes T and not just Bangkok. In little old Ban Pang on H106, Ban Hong area on the way to Lamphun. It's a small village and a 13 year old boy in the family of my 'LeO' shop had just died in November.
Mosquitos are dangerous, not just because of dengue fever but they carry malaria and now zika virus too. It's not wimpish to take precautions as you can.
 

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Re: Thailand dengue fever - MOPH to start mosquito extermination Feb 14
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2016, 02:38:48 PM »
That's very sad roger - and no - It's not wimpish to take precautions as you can - looks like there on the case

MOPH to start mosquito extermination Feb 14

The Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) has instructed it provincial offices to ready themselves for the mosquito extermination campaign.

more here: NNT
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Mosquitoes and Zika
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2016, 04:11:53 PM »
Apparently Brazil has 3584 cases of Zika virus in 3584 children born with evidence of brain damage. God knows how many more cases there will be.
3584 yes 3584 and thanks Brazil for bringing this to the notice of the World as slowly as possible - after all we wouldn't want the 2016 Olympics to suffer.

Questions remain on the action of Zika - if infected how long does the virus stay in place in a man or a woman? - at what stages of pregnancy are 'Mothers' at risk ?

Little b*ggers these mossies !

 
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Re: Thailand dengue - Vaccine For Thailand Is Just Around The Corner
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2016, 03:53:21 PM »
That's great news prevention vaccine on path to registration reports the Bangkokpost the vaccine is 60% effective.
However, to prevent dengue virus infection efficiently, precautionary measures such as curbing the number of mosquitoes must also be implemented. People are encouraged to cover water storage containers with a lid and change the water every week to prevent mosquitoes laying eggs on the surface of the water.
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