Latest factsheet updated as of 21 September 2018 at 17.00 Hrs.
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) would like to provide an update regarding the growing awareness of dengue cases in the country that the Ministry of Public Health’s monitoring measures, diagnosis and information disclosure systems meet with international standards and have led to improved detection rates. However, there is still a possibility of some spread of dengue fever during the rainy season.
The Ministry of Public Health is urging locals and tourists to remain calm, assuring that the measures are proving effective and allowing quicker action to be taken to prevent any spread of the virus.
In order to prevent the spread of the dengue virus in the country, the Ministry’s Department of Disease Control (DDC) is implementing strict disease prevention protocol while advising people in all households, communities and workplaces to routinely eliminate mosquito breeding sites.
The DDC advises locals and tourists to protect themselves and their children from mosquito bites by sleeping in rooms with mosquito screens or under mosquito nets and by wearing long sleeve shirts, long pants and applying mosquito repellent to exposed skin or to clothing when staying outdoors, especially after sunrise and before sunset.
The TAT is constantly monitoring the situation and strictly follows the guidelines and measures set by the Ministry of Public Health. For additional Information, please call the DDC hotline 1422.