Thailand’s chikungunya outbreak that started last year in the southern part of the country continues into early 2019. During the whole of 2018, more than 2,000 cases were reported, mostly in the south.

Aedes aegypti/CDC
Aedes aegypti/CDC

According to health officials this week, a total of 729 chikungunya cases were reported from 13 provinces, with Songkla, Pattani and Phuket feeling the brunt of the outbreak early in the year.

In addition to the chikungunya cases, a total of 1679 dengue cases were reported from 70 provinces during the first 3 weeks, including one death.

Chikungunya rising dramatically in southern Thailand

Lastly, the number of measles cases reported year-to-date in Thailand has risen to 285 cases reported from 31 provinces, including one death.

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