Warning of dengue fever in Bangkok
Bangkokians, especially children, have been warned to protect themselves from dengue fever which has since the beginning of this year infected more than 5,800 people in Bangkok with five fatalities so far.
Bangkok Governor Pol Gen Aswin Kwanmuang said Monday that dengue fever which is transmitted by Aedes Aegpti mosquito bites is spreading widely during this period of rainy season.
Four districts of Nong Chok, Huay Khwang, Bang Kapi and Klong Samwa have been declared infection zones.
He said that health officials had been instructed to closely monitor dengue fever spread and to carry out fumigation to kill larvae and mosquitoes.
He disclosed that since January 7 until September 8, 52,670 cases of dengue fever have been reported nationwide, with 5,899 cases in Bangkok alone and, of these, five died.
Dengue fever infection was mostly found in age groups of 5-9 years old, 10-14 years old and 15-24 years old.