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Dengue Fever in Thailand

29 May 2014

As of 1 May 2014, a total of 6420 cases of dengue fever have been recorded; this is the lowest reported in 5 years. The municipalities most affected include: Bangkok, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Songkhla, Samut Prakana and Chonburi.

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.