The Department of Disease Control (DDC) disclosed that the dengue situation in Thailand appears to be easing, as the number of patients with dengue fever has continually decreased. The DDC reported that the number of patients with dengue fever is declining from 8,000 to 5,000 cases per week to 3,000 to 2,000 cases per week. Nonetheless, relevant sectors are implementing preventive measures in many areas where heavy rain persists. The DDC has advised everyone to regularly check and eliminate mosquito breeding sites in their premises and communities. The DDC Director-General, Dr. Suwannachai Wattanayingcharoenchai, said on Wednesday that dengue is an endemic disease in tropical countries, including Thailand. Tourists can still visit their favorite destinations while protecting themselves from mosquito bites. According to a report conducted by the National Disease Surveillance System from January 1st to October 1st this year, Thailand had 61,917 dengue cases of which 80 died. During the...
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