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Dengue Fever in Thailand (Update 1)

26 July 2011

According to Public Health Ministry records, from January (2011) to June (2011), 23 324 people were infected with the dengue virus. Of this number, 13 died from the infection. The record also showed that 52 per cent of the total number of dengue cases were aged between 10 and 24 years. About 650 cases were children aged less than one year, and 190 cases were aged over 65 years.

Advice for Travellers

Avoidance of mosquito bites, particularly during daylight hours, by covering up with clothing, the use of bite avoidance measures such as repellent and bed nets is advised. Elimination of breeding sites around hotel rooms/houses is advised for longer term stays.