With the covid-19 situation “under control” according to the provincial health chief in Korat, the province is facing another health crisis – dengue fever.
The outbreak of dengue fever first reported more than a week ago, has now taken two lives, and affected 1,034 people across the province who have fallen ill from the plague.
Head of the Provincial Public Health Office, Narinrat Phitchayakhamin, called the spread of dengue fever in the province “worrying” as local volunteers distribute abate sand granules that can kill mosquito larvae.
Between January 1st and May 24th this year there have been 1,037 cases of dengue fever recorded in Korat alone.
Of those cases, two people have passed away. One, a resident of Non Sung district, who died on March 10th. The other, a 16-year-old girl who passed away on March 22nd.
The viral disease has the highest number of cases in the Non Thai district with 92, followed by 61 in Non Sung, and 50 in Chok Chai.
People in Korat are advised to ensure there is no stagnant water around their home and to request the spraying of insecticide by local volunteers and health officials.
Source: Bangkok Post