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Thailand health officials reported 673 chikungunya cases in 39 provinces from the beginning of the year through October 9. This is more than the total cases reported in all of 2021 (671).

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No deaths have been reported.

In 2020, Thailand reported 11,331 chikungunya cases from 72 provinces, including one death.

Chikungunya is a viral disease transmitted by the bite of infected mosquitoes such as Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus. It can cause high fever, join and muscle pain, and headache. While chikungunya does not often result in death, the joint pain associated with the disease may last for months or years and may become a cause of chronic pain and disability. There is no specific treatment for this infection, nor any vaccine to prevent it.


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