13,200 dengue fever cases reported
As of March 11, 13,200 Thais have fallen victims of dengue fever so far this year, with 16 fatalities, according to the Public Health Ministry.Officials said that the number of cases and the number of fatalities are both 4 times higher than the same period last year.
The ministry’s data shows that cases were reported in all provinces of Thailand.
A war room is now in place to monitor the situation and devise measures to contain the disease. The ministry fears the situation would worsen during the rainy season.
It is important for travelers to remember to take universal precautions against mosquito bites, since there is a higher risk of resistant malaria & dengue when traveling in Thailand.