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Bangkok Administration try to prevent dengue hemorrhagic fever

Yesterday the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration held a meeting with officials from 10 Bangkok districts selected from areas thought to be at the highest risk for dengue fever in order to establish plans for prevention measures. The meeting came about after cases of dengue in Bangkok rose to 25,282 with three fatalities.

The current prevalence ratio is 444 per 100,000 of the population.

The highest number of cases between Jan 4th and December 12th were found in Suan Luang, Watthana, Bang Phlat, Huai Khwang, Lat Phrao, Saphan Sung, Bang Kapi, Chatuchak, Wang Thong Lang and Prawet.

BMA deputy permanent secretary Wanthanee Wattana, who presided over the meeting at City Hall, said the highly publicised hospital stay ofTV star Thrisadee “Por” Sahawong boosted public awareness of the disease.

The virus is transmitted by mosquitoes. Wanthanee urged officials and the public to destroy mosquito larva incubation areas.

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