Dengue outbreak kills 11, sickens 14,000

Eleven people have been killed and more than 14,000 sickened by a nationwide dengue fever outbreak that has been super-charged by the onset of the rainy season.

“From January 1 to May 25 there have been 14,126 cases of dengue fever in Thailand, or 21.28 patients per 100,000 population, and 11 deaths, or 0.02 deaths per 100,000,” said Dr Suwanchai Wattanayingjaroenchai, director-general of the Department of Disease Control (DDC), on Monday (June 1).

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