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Dengue Fever in Thailand

09 Mar 2015

The media has reported on the dengue fever situation in Thailand. Between 1 January 01 March 2015, more than 3700 cases have already been reported. The worst affected provinces include: Rayong, Samut Songkhram, Krabi, Nakhon Pathom and Phet Buri.

Provincial authorities have initiated plans to reduce mosquito breeding sites on a regular basis.

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.