The Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) has told officials in flood-hit areas to be vigilant for the risk of an outbreak of dengue fever as floodwaters begin to subside

Permanent Secretary of the MOPH Sophon Mekthon said that now flood hit areas are returning to normal there will be lots of mosquito breeding spots left behind.

From January 1st to August 15th there had been 17,297 reported cased of people infected with dengue fever.

Officials told to issue warnings about dengue fever after floods

The Secretary has asked members of the public to try their best to eradicate mosquito breeding spots by cleaning their houses, throwing away garbage and tip out water containers where mosquitoes might lay eggs.

The fever is spread through mosquito bites and symptoms include severe joint and muscle pains, headaches, fever and rashes.

Source : NNT

Content : LovePattayaThailand

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