The number of dengue fever cases get closer to the 10,000 mark this past week as the Thailand Bureau of Epidemiology puts the total cases as of Feb. 28 at 9639 from all 77 provinces.

Aedes aegypti/CDC
Aedes aegypti/CDC

In addition, health officials report two additional dengue related deaths bringing the total to three during the first two months of 2016.

Bangkok remains the region with the highest incidence of the disease, followed by Rayong, Samutsakorn, Nakornpathom and Phuket.

In south east Asia, dengue has been hitting Malaysia and the Philippines hard during the first months of the year.

In South Korea, health experts are advising that a dengue fever is the most likely epidemic to hit the Asian nation thanks to the impact of climate change and travel to the countries of southeast Asia, according to researchers from the Korean Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC).