Almost 500 Cases Of Dengue Fever Reported In Isaan

460 cases have been reported in the lower north east of Isaan but so far there have been no fatalities.

Dengue cases were confirmed between the 1st of January and the 24th of May.

Dengue fever is transported to humans by mosquitoes, which carry the dengue virus.

Symptoms are often visible with a 14 day period, which may include high temperature, headaches, sickness, muscle and joint pains and a skin rash.

It can lead to dengue haemorrhagic fever, which is known to kill.

There is a vaccine available but the World Health Organization does not recommend that the vaccine be used for everyone. They say people aged between nine to 45 and living in endemic areas are suitable for receiving the vaccination.

People who live in Thailand, who fall within the aforementioned age group would be eligible for vaccination, as Thailand is considered to be an endemic zone.

The vaccination is delivered in three doses, through injections, which are given six months apart.

Source : Thaivisa

Content : LovePattayaThailand


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