In an update on the dengue fever situation in Thailand in 2018, the Bureau of Epidemiology, MoPH, Thailand is reporting a total of 37793 cases were reported from all 77 provinces through July 30 this year.
Health officials are reporting 45 dengue related fatalities.
Provinces reporting the highest morbidity rates include Nakornpathom, Phuket, Phichit, Tak and Krabi. Nearly half of all cases were in people ages 10 to 24 years.
Dengue fever is an infectious disease carried by mosquitoes and caused by any of four related dengue viruses. This disease used to be called “break-bone fever” because it sometimes causes severe joint and muscle pain that feels like bones are breaking.
People get the dengue virus from the bite of an infected Aedes mosquito. It is not contagious from person to person.
There are three types of dengue fever in order of less severe to most: the typical uncomplicated dengue fever, dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHS) and dengue shock syndrome (DSS).
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