In 18 provinces of Thailand, the number of dengue fever cases has increased, exceeding the average for the past five years, writes Novye Izvestia.
Tareth Krassanairawong, director general of Thailand’s health ministry’s disease control department, said dengue fever had been detected more frequently in the past 18 weeks, even among provinces of the country frequented by tourists.
“In the past 18 weeks, cases of dengue fever have been increasingly detected in 18 provinces of Thailand, namely Mae Hong Son, Chiang Mai, Chiang Roi, Nan, Phayao, Tak, Phetchaburi, Chonburi, Rayong, Chanthaburi, Trat, Ubon Ratchathani, Krabi, Phuket, Songkhla, Satun, Narathiwat and Bangkok,” he said.
According to him, it is possible in the future to declare areas as epidemic zones. In such areas, health officials will be able to carry out the necessary surveillance and take measures to combat the spread of dengue fever. To achieve their goals, they will be able to enter homes, vehicles and other places, as well as study mosquito breeding sites and spray chemicals.
Earlier it was reported that Rospotrebnadzor has tightened control over flights arriving from Egypt in connection with cases of an unidentified disease in this country with symptoms similar to dengue fever.