Thailand Faces Dengue Fever Outbreak: Sa Kaeo Province Gives Disturbing Numbers
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In a shocking revelation, Dr. Tharapong Kapko from the Sa Kaeo Provincial Public Health Office has informed the public about the dire situation of dengue fever in Thailand. As of 16th September 2023, the country has recorded a staggering 91,979 cases of dengue fever, with a rate of 139.09 per 100,000 population. Moreover, this outbreak has claimed the lives of 84 individuals, resulting in a death rate of 0.09 per 100,000 population.
Among the provinces in Thailand, the top five regions with the highest infection rates include Trat (659.38 per 100,000 population), Nan (521.25 per 100,000 population), Chanthaburi (469.66 per 100,000 population), Chiang Rai (446.33 per 100,000 population), and Rayong. Unfortunately, Sa Kaeo Province also ranks high on this alarming list, securing the 38th position. Within Sa Kaeo Province, from 1st January to 16th September 2023, 737 cases of dengue fever have been reported, indicating an illness rate of 130.95 per 100,000 population. Tragically, one death has been recorded in the Aranyaprathet District, resulting in a mortality rate of 0.13. It is worth noting that more male than female patients have been affected, with a male to female ratio of 1.13:1.
Focusing on the districts within Sa Kaeo Province, the Aranyaprathet District stands out with the highest rate of illness per 100,000 population at 234.10. It is followed by Khlong Hat District (197.07), Watthana Nakhon District (147.35), Mueang Sa Kaeo District (125.49), Wang Nam Yen District (121.05), Wang Somboon District (77.85), and Khao Chakan District (25.60).
The Battle Against Dengue Fever Intensifies
To combat this escalating crisis, the Office of Public Health has established emergency medical and public health operation centers at both provincial and district levels. These centers are actively operating in seven districts, including Aranyaprathet District, Mueang Sa Kaeo District, Ta Phraya District, Watthana Nakhon District, Wang Sombun District, Khlong Hat District, and Khao Chakan District.
Given the recent continuous rainfall in the Sa Kaeo Province area, multiple containers throughout the region are becoming breeding grounds for mosquitoes. Dr. Tharapong Kapko urges the public to take immediate action and prevent the spread of dengue fever. By following three key measures, everyone can contribute to eliminating mosquito breeding grounds in homes and communities:
- Keep the house clean: Ensure that no stagnant water is available for mosquitoes to breed and rest.
- Maintain a tidy environment: Properly dispose of garbage and prevent it from becoming an Aedes mosquito breeding site.
- Monitor water storage: Close all containers storing water to deter Aedes mosquitoes from laying eggs. Regularly inspect these containers, scrubbing them and removing any trapped eggs. Additionally, add sand to eliminate larvae. It is also advised to use mosquito repellent and sleep under mosquito nets or in rooms with proper screens.
The Sa Kaeo Provincial Public Health Office emphasizes the importance of community involvement in these preventive measures. If needed, individuals are encouraged to seek assistance from local government organizations and government agencies located in close proximity to their homes.
Dr. revealed Tharapong Kapko, Public Health Doctor of Sa Kaeo Province (Dr, Sa Kaeo Provincial Public Health Office), that the dengue fever situation in Thailand found 91,979 cases (139.09 per 100,000 population), 84 deaths, and a death rate of 0.09 per 100,000 of the population. The top 5 provinces with the highest infection rates are Trat (659.38 per 100,000 population), Nan (521.25 per 100,000 population), Chanthaburi (469.66 per 100,000 population), Chiang Rai (446.33 per 100,003 of the population), Rayong,003 (100,003) , and Sa Kaeo Province Ranked 38 in Thailand, with data from 1 January – 16 September 2023, Sa Kaeo Province found 737 patients, an illness rate of 130.95 per 100,000 the population. At this time, 1 patient was reported dead, with a mortality rate of 0.13 (in Aranyaprathet District), which found more male than female patients. The male to female ratio is 1.13 : 1. The district with the highest rate of illness per 100,000 of the population is Aranyaprathet District. The sickness rate was 234.10 per 100,000 population, followed by Khlong Hat District 197.07, Watthana Nakhon District 147.35, Mueang Sa Kaeo District 125.49, Wang Nam Yen District 121.05, Wang Somboon District 77.85, Khao Chakan District 5, Taka 5, Takan, 5, 45, 50, 50, 2015 Class 25.60.
However, the Office of Public Health has opened emergency medical and public health operation centers at provincial and district levels in 7 districts, with cases in 31 sub-districts, an increase from last week in 4 sub-districts, including District Aranyaprathet. Mueang Sa Kaeo District, Ta Phraya District, Watthana Nakhon District Wang Sombun District, Khlong Hat District, Khao Chakan District In the Sa Kaeo Province area, during this period it rained for several days in a row. I would like to warn the people that water will be stuck in various containers after it rains in many areas. It can be a breeding ground for mosquitoes. Therefore, we would like people to help follow the measures to prevent dengue fever. Let’s help eliminate breeding grounds for Aedes mosquitoes in the home and community by using 3 measures to prevent 3 diseases: 1) keep the house clean so mosquitoes can’t come and rest 2) collect garbage within an area the home and the community are tidy. Do not let it become a breeding ground for Aedes mosquitoes 3) Collect water Keep water storage containers closed to prevent Aedes mosquitoes from laying eggs. Inspect the breeding grounds for Aedes mosquito larvae every week. Scrub the container before changing the water to remove mosquito eggs stuck inside the container. And add sand to remove larvae, apply mosquito repellent, and sleep in a mosquito net or a room with mosquito screens to prevent dengue fever. Zika virus disease and joint pain, Aedes aegypti For the safety of family members However, if people need help in any way, they should contact government agencies. Various local government organizations in the area immediately near your home.
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