Warning for Dengue fever issued for Bangkok after 5 deaths

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Photo: Creative Commons

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration has issued a warning for dengue in the wake of more than 5,800 capital residents being infected with the disease this year, with five deaths among them.

Bangkok Governor Aswin Kwanmuang yesterday said that dengue has been spreading widely this rainy season, and ordered the Department of Disease control to spray insecticides in different areas across the city. Citizens are also encouraged to tip off officials if they notice the population of mosquitoes growing in their residential area, Workpoint reported.

Meanwhile, Mathipoj Chatamaetheekul, director of the Department of Disease Control, said he predicts the number of dengue cases for 2018 will ultimately top last year’s tally, when 9,368 were infected and six died.

Nong Chok has been named the district with the most dengue patients. That’s believed to be largely because it is a large residential area and filled with waterways.

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