Photograph courtesy of Pattaya Mail

Dengue fever looms giant over Thailand because the Public Health Ministry urges residents to arm themselves with mosquito repellents to stave off the relentless onslaught of the lethal virus.

With reported circumstances skyrocketing to a staggering 17,783, surpassing final yr’s figures for a similar interval, the scenario has turn into dire.

Public Health Minister Dr Cholnan Srikaew underscored the gravity of the matter, revealing the grim toll of 25 lives misplaced throughout 16 provinces as a result of outbreak. To fight this escalating disaster, Dr Cholnan issued directives to provincial illness management committees, enlisting assistance from well being volunteers in a concerted effort to determine and eradicate mosquito breeding grounds utilizing potent pesticides.

Moreover, he mandated the common implementation of thermal fogging in communal areas by related companies, geared toward decimating the mosquito inhabitants and curbing the unfold of dengue fever.

Highlighting the severity of the dengue outbreak compared to different diseases, Division of Illness Management Director-Basic, Thongchai Keeratihuttayakorn, has identified the alarming mortality price of 0.14 per 100 circumstances. This price eclipses that of each influenza and Covid-19 by a big margin.

To bolster its preventive marketing campaign, the ministry has allotted a sum of 74.8 million baht to facilitate the distribution of anti-mosquito merchandise among the many populace, reported Pattaya Mail.

Thongchai burdened the significance of proactive mosquito chew prevention, noting that simply 5 days of conscientious effort may save 219 million baht in remedy prices, underscoring the profound financial and well being advantages of early intervention (*25*) the virus.

In associated information, a feminine physician from Songkhla Province tragically succumbed to dengue fever, marking the most recent fatality in a yr that has seen 7,400 circumstances and 10 deaths within the space. Authorities issued a warning on January 16 because the dengue fever scenario within the province stays regarding.

In different information, in keeping with the most recent report from the Division of Illness Management (DDC), a staggering 718 sufferers have been admitted to hospitals between January 14 and 20 in a skyrocketing surge in Covid-19 infections.

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