By NewsDesk   @bactiman63


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Since the beginning of the year, the Thailand Department of Disease Control (DDC) reports 159,845 influenza cases, including 11 deaths through May 23.

The highest incidence has been reported in Bangkok, Rayong and Chiang Mai, respectively.

DDC officials report the occurrence of influenza is likely to increase with the rainy season.

Officials strongly advise people at risk of severe influenza to get vaccinated–pregnant women, young children, the elderly and those with underlying health conditions.


Through June 3, the Bureau of Epidemiology reports 3592 patients from 25 provinces. Pattani, Phuket, Songkhla, Ranong and Phang Nga provinces have been hit the hardest.

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Chikungunya is a viral disease transmitted to humans by infected mosquitoes. It causes fever and severe joint pain, which is often debilitating. Other symptoms include muscle pain, headache, nausea, fatigue, and rash.

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The disease shares some clinical signs with dengue and Zika, and can be misdiagnosed in areas where they are common. As there is no cure, treatment is focused on relieving the symptoms.