By NewsDesk @bactiman63
The following are the latest case totals for dengue fever and chikungunya in Thailand through December 16 this year:
Since the beginning of the year, the Thailand Bureau of Epidemiology has reported 125,235 dengue cases from all 77 provinces, including 131 fatalities. This is an increase compared to 2018 when 88,005 cases and 115 deaths were reported for the whole year.
Chiang Rai, Ubon Ratchathani, Chanthaburi, Rayong and Nakhon Ratchasima are the provinces with the highest incidence of dengue.
Health officials have reported 11,046 chikungunya cases this year to date from 59 provinces. This compares to 3,580 cases reported in all of 2018.
Pattani, Ranong, Tak, Phuket and Songkhla are the provinces with the highest incidence of the viral infection.