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More Than 700 Dengue Fever Cases In Korat

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A campaign to prevent the spread of dengue fever is being launched in Muang district following the finding of 737 cases of mosquito-borne tropical disease in Korat, a northeastern province of Thailand.

The program includes community health volunteers going to villages to distribute abatement of sand granules to kill mosquito larvae.

Dr. Kittipong Sanchartwiroon, director of the 9th Disease Control Agency, said that the number of people who contracted dengue fever in four lower northeastern provinces under the jurisdiction of his agency has risen rapidly.

During January-April of this year, Nakhon Ratchasima had 737 cases of dengue fever—27.92 per 100,000 population — followed by 223 cases of Chaiyaphum (19.57 per 100,000 population), 143 cases of Buri Ram (8.98 per 100,000 population) and 96 cases of Surin (6.87 per 100,000 population).

In Nakhon Ratchasima, the most seriously affected district was Non-Thai with 73 cases and one death, followed by Non-Sung district with 70 cases and Chok Chai district with 48 cases.

The most affected were people in the 10-14 age group, followed by 5-9 and 15-24 age groups.

It is, therefore, necessary to step up the campaign against dengue fever spread alongside measures to stop the coronavirus pandemic, Dr Kittipong said.

SOURCE: Relief Web

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