Since our update on the dengue fever situation in Thailand two weeks ago, the Bureau of Epidemiology, Ministry of Public Health, Thailand has reported an addition five dengue related fatalities, bringing the death toll to 24, as of June 18.
From Jan 1 through June 18, a total of 19804 dengue cases were reported from all 77 provinces. Phuket remains the province with the highest morbidity rate.
And during rainy season, it is expected that an average of 10,000 people throughout the country might possibly be infected by dengue monthly, according to Department of Disease Control director general, Dr. Suwannachai Wattanayingcharoenchai.
The department has launched a nationwide campaign against dengue by calling on people to destroy any larvae-breeding spots at and around their houses, schools, hospitals, hotels, factories and temples, among other public places.
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