Thailand is home to some 400 species of mosquito to include the Anopheles mosquito, Mansonia sp, Culex tritaeniorhynchus and Aedes aegypti and A. albopictus, which are responsible for transmitting some of the most common viral and parasitic diseases.
During the first six months of 2016, Thailand health officials reported 1944 cases of malaria and two deaths. Cases have been reported in 51 of the country’s 77 provinces. Yala province was hit the hardest, followed by Tak and Maehongsorn rovinces.
The number of dengue fever cases reported from Jan through June was 21414. Cases of dengue were reported from every province in the kingdom. 17 deaths have been reported (11 due to dengue shock syndrome, 4 due to dengue hemorrhagic fever and 2 due to dengue fever), according to health officials.
Two cases of the mosquito borne parasitic disease, filariasis, were reported year-to-date. Both cases were in residents from Myanmar.
Japanese B encephalitis sickened seven people from 5 provinces during the first half of the year in Thailand.
A total of 12 chikungunya cases were reported from 5 provinces through June.
For more on these mosquito borne diseases and others: 13 Diseases You Can Get From Mosquitoes
- Thailand: Zika reported in Chiang Mai
- Taiwan reports 1st imported Zika case via Thailand
- Japan: Imported Zika virus reported in traveler to Thailand
- Thailand dengue update, Mahidol University’s sterilized mosquito experiment