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About six weeks ago, we reported that Thai health authorities were warning that the number of dengue fever cases in the country this year could be the highest in three years.

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Through the week of July 29, Thailand has reported 46,855 total dengue fever cases, including 41 deaths.

This number has exceeded 46,679 total dengue cases and 32 deaths all of 2022.

The situation is so concerning officials that they said the number of cases could reach 150,000 this year if preventive measures fail.

While the disease has affected primarily children in the country, it is now being widely detected among adults and senior citizens.

Dengue is a disease caused by a virus spread through mosquito bites. The disease can take up to 2 weeks to develop with illness generally lasting less than a week.

Health effects from dengue include fever, headache, nausea, vomiting, rash, muscle and joint pain, and minor bleeding.

Dengue can become severe within a few hours. Severe dengue is a medical emergency, usually requiring hospitalization.

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In severe cases, health effects can include hemorrhage (uncontrolled bleeding), shock (seriously low blood pressure), organ failure, and death.


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