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Over 800 people in Ubon Ratchathani infected with dengue fever
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UBON RATCHATHANI, 8 August 2010 (NNT) – Over 800 people in the northeastern province of Ubon Ratchathani have been infected with dengue fever; reported the Ministry of Public Health.

Dr. Suraporn Loiha of the Ubon Ratchathani Provincial Public Health, said 882 people have so far come down with the fever, two of whom already died. The outbreak has been reported in the districts of Nam Yuen, Na Ja Luay, Nam Kun and Buntharik, near the border area.

Dr. Suraporn has also expected that the situation would be more serious than last year’s, as the infection rate has now climbed to 51 per 100,000 people.

Dr. Suraporn added that officers of the Ministry of Public Health and volunteers have been going door-to-door to educate residents on how to prevent the deadly disease. People have been urged to clean places with stagnant water, which are usually mosquito breeding grounds, with larvicide at least twice a week to control the spread of disease.

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