Thailand health officials reported an additional 500-plus chikungunya cases during the past week, bringing the outbreak total, primarily in the south, to 2,551 cases.


No deaths have been reported.

Pattani, Phuket and Songkla provinces continue to be the most affected by the outbreak.

Concerning dengue fever, officials say since the beginning of the year, 9,914 cases have been reported, including nine fatalities.

All 77 provinces reported cases with Nakornpathom, Samutsakorn, Rachaburi, Nakornsrithamarat and Phuket reporting the greatest burden.

One Thai news source reports (computer translated),  health officials fear this year could look like 2013, when 150,000 cases were reported in the country.