The Thailand Department of Disease Control is advising the public to guard against dengue fever as the case tally rises to 3,855 total cases were reported from 72 provinces from the beginning of the year through February 7.
One fatality was report to date.
The Central Region accounts for 2,588 cases, or 67 percent of the total cases and more than 1,000 cases were reported in Bangkok.
Thailand officials predict 3-4 times increase in dengue this year
The provinces which have not reported any dengue to date include Sing Buri, Nakhon Phanom
Buriram, Amnat Charoen and Bueng Kan.
Dengue season spikes from May through September during the rainy season, and the public is urged to empty objects containing standing water to limit the spread of mosquitos. The department also urged people to be on the lookout for symptoms.
Dengue fever can cause fatigue, headache, loss of appetite, and skin rashes. If treated, the survival rate is very high.
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