The authorities of the Kingdom of Thailand have announced an epidemic of dengue haemorrhagic fever in the country. The corresponding statement was made by the Department of Disease Control of Thailand.
28,785 inhabitants of the kingdom have been exposed to this ailment since the beginning of the current year. 43 cases from the recorded patients were fatal. This information was provided for the period from January 1 to June 11, 2019. According to information provided by the epidemiological bureau, the number of people infected with dengue has doubled. And half of the cases occur in children. As a preventive measure and to prevent the development of fever throughout the kingdom, the local Ministry of Health signed an agreement to strengthen control over the breeding of mosquitoes. The ministry’s partners in the fight against dengue were seven more Thai government agencies.
In turn, Rospotrebnadzor has already warned Russian tourists traveling to the Kingdom of Thailand about the existence of dengue fever and its danger to the human body. When visiting this country, the agency recommended that vacationers wear the most closed clothes and use repellents that repel mosquitoes.
Dengue fever is a viral type of infection. The virus is transmitted to humans through mosquito bites. The first symptoms of the disease are like a flu-like illness. In the country there are cases when the fever is fatal. As for the treatment of this disease, there are no special measures here. The only option remains early detection of fever and access to appropriate medical care. Under these conditions, mortality rates may remain below 1%.