By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews


Thailand health officials reported 6,527 measles cases from 74 provinces in 2019. This includes 21 deaths due to measles.

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The three most common age groups are 0-4 years old (32.02%) 15-24 years (23.30%) 25-34 years (19.99%).

Provinces with the highest incidence include Narathiwat, Pattani, Phetchaburi, Yala and Chiang Mai.

Only three provinces were measles free- Kamphaeng Phet, Kra Krabung, Bueng Kan.

Through Jan. 18, 2020, Thailand has reported 139 measles cases.

Dengue fever

Officials reported a total of 128,964 dengue fever cases from all 77 provinces in 2019. The total dengue cases are broken down–dengue fever (86,418 cases/7 deaths), dengue hemorrhagic fever (41,467 cases/26 deaths) and dengue shock syndrome (1,079 cases/100 deaths).

Chiang Rai province reported the highest incidence, followed by Ubon Ratchathani, Chanthaburi, Rayong and Ratchasima.

So far in 2020, 669 total dengue cases have been reported.

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In 2019, 2,810 melioidosis cases were reported from 63 Thai provinces. Of this total, 19 fatalities were reported.

The Northeast region of the country saw the highest incidence.

This year to date, 125 cases have been reported.

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Streptococcus suis

388 S. suis infections were reported from 33 provinces, including 31 deaths were reported in Thailand last year.

The region with the highest illness rate was the northern region of the country.

Eight cases and one death has been reported so far in 2010.

Other infectious diseases:

Leprosy: 56 cases in 2019

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Amoebic dysentery: 1,767 cases

Rabies: 3 human rabies cases, 3 deaths

Typhoid: 1,088 cases

Scrub typhus: 8,010 cases, 1 death