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Thailand health officials saw more than 5,000 dengue fever cases during January 2016, reporting a total of 5129 cases from 76 provinces. The areas with the most dengue illness include Bangkok,  Nakornpathom, Samutsakorn, Rayong and Srisaket. No fatalities have been reported in 2016.

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Thailand saw more than 140,000 dengue fever cases in 2015.

In addition, health officials say they have confirmed a locally acquired Zika virus case in a 22-year-old, which appears to have the same strain as seen in Brazil and Colombia.

The virus, first discovered in Thailand in 2012, infects about 5 patients each year.

In mid-January, an imported Zika infection was reported in Taiwan in a man from northern Thailand.

On Monday, the World Health Organization declared Zika virus a public health emergency.

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