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Thailand Reports Over 11,880 Dengue Cases This Year

BANGKOK, July 14 (Bernama) -- A total of 11,881 dengue fever cases have been reported in the country since the beginning of the year, Thai News Agency (TNA) reported.

Public Health permanent secretary Dr Narong Sahametapat said that of the total, 13 people aged between 15 and 24 have died from dengue fever from Jan 1 to July 8.

However, the number of patients reported so far this year was 80 per cent lower compared to the same period in 2013.

Public health officials throughout the country have been warned to remain on high alert against the spread of dengue especially during the current rainy season.

Hospitals, schools and households have been advised to get rid of mosquito larvae to prevent the outbreak of the disease.

-- BERNAMA




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