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Bangkokians, especially children, have been warned to protect themselves from dengue fever which has since the beginning of this year infected more than 5,800 people in Bangkok with five fatalities so far.
Four districts of Nong Chok, Huay Khwang, Bang Kapi and Klong Samwa have been declared infection zones.
He said that health officials had been instructed to closely monitor dengue fever spread and to carry out fumigation to kill larvae and mosquitoes.
He disclosed that since January 7 until September 8, 52,670 cases of dengue fever have been reported nationwide, with 5,899 cases in Bangkok alone and, of these, five died.
Dengue fever infection was mostly found in age groups of 5-9 years old, 10-14 years old and 15-24 years old.