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Dengue Fever ‘doubly severe’ this year
« on: May 12, 2010, 08:10:42 AM »
Dengue Fever ‘doubly severe’ this year

The Bureau of Epidemiology warns the public of the spread of dengue fever particularly in July this year.

Dengue fever outbreak this year will be doubly severe than last year particularly in July due to the climate change and lowering of people’s immunity.

During January to April, 14,000 patients and 14 deaths were already reported.

Nakhon Ratchasima Public Health Office indicated that officials had been dispatched to spray chemicals around communities in eradication of mosquito and larva, the cause of the fever.

In Nakhon Ratchasima province so far, 453 patients have been found with one death of an eight-year old girl.

Dengue fever can be obviously noticed with high temperature, rash, nausea, vomiting and loss of appetite. Its  symptoms differ from other general fever in that patients do not cough, with no running nose.

Patients are advised to see doctor immediately and never take a medicine containing aspirin.

Schools nationwide are advocated to destroy the sources of mosquito larva, the dengue circle, and examining infected students to avoid epidemics

Thailand Times