In 2011, dengue hemorrhagic fever rose to 8,584 cases, 6 deaths.

Director-General of the Department of Disease Control revealed that from the beginning of the year to the present, 8,584 cases of dengue fever were found, with 6 deaths, the most common being 5-14 years of age.

On November 14, Dr. Opas Karnkawinpong Director-General of the Department of Disease Control said that during this time, many educational institutions have begun to open more on-site learning, meaning they can go to school. Under the intensive measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 because the statistics of dengue fever among school-aged children are still the highest risk group. Therefore, the school is asked to organize additional activities in environmental management to eliminate mosquito breeding sites in the school, such as the BIG CLEANING DAY activity to keep away mosquitoes. In order not to cause mosquitoes and students to be bitten until sick, aggravating the current epidemic situation Situation of dengue fever from 1 Jan. – 10 Nov. 2021, Thailand recorded 8,584 cases and 6 deaths. The age group with the highest prevalence rate was 5-14 years, followed by 15-24. years and the age of birth – 4 years, respectively, where most of the patients were of the school age group. and distributed in all provinces across the country Although the number of dengue fever in 2021 will have a decline of more than 80 percent of the previous year, however, at the end of the year, there were signs that The number of patients began to increase and from various factors such as the previous period of continuous rain in many areas. cause flooding which is a breeding ground for mosquitoes And by the nature of the disease, when there are fewer outbreaks, it will return to more epidemic in later years because the natural immunity in humans is reduced. and factors from more travel during the opening of the country It will be an additional factor that can cause the disease to spread again.

Dr. Opas continues that the emphasis is on every school to use measures 3 to prevent 3 diseases, namely, garbage collection. Keep the house clean Keep the water completely will be able to protect both Dengue fever fever, joint pain, mosquito Zika virus infection Such measures will help manage the environment in the school from having a source of mosquito breeding by collecting garbage in a systematic way. Organize general waste segregation, especially water glasses. Styrofoam box or plastic box in food These materials, when it rains, are waterlogged. and can be a laying place for mosquitoes Including small basins such as fountain ponds, lotus basins or ponds for aquatic plants. Must find a type of fish that eat larvae to cut the cycle of mosquitoes. As for the betel-spot vases that are popular to decorate classrooms, they need to change the water every week. Keep the bathroom or classroom area clear so that mosquitoes don’t live on the island. Classrooms should be equipped with mosquito nets. Because Aedes mosquitoes like to eat during the day. This includes converting old tires into plant pots, pot saucers or children’s play equipment. It should be placed in the shade or drilled to avoid waterlogging. And finally, it should be sprayed with chemicals to kill adult mosquitoes periodically. which can coordinate with local authorities to come to support. In addition, ask all schools to strictly prevent Covid-19 by managing environmental health according to standard criteria, including indoor ventilation Cleaning, waste management, avoiding group activities, screening, taking fever and random screening for COVID-19 (ATK) for students, teachers and staff, as well as to follow self-protection measures. The highest level all the time, universal (Universal Prevention: UP) emphasizes spacing. Wear a mask at all times and wash your hands often with soapy water or alcohol gel to prevent infection with covid 19

On the side, Dr. Chantana Phadungtos, Director of the Division of Communicable Diseases Led by Insects added that If people have symptoms such as fever, cough, runny nose, sore throat, shortness of breath, loss of appetite, abdominal pain, which may be a combination of dengue fever and Covid-19, the symptoms can be severe and rapid. Hurry up to see a doctor for a clear differential diagnosis. will continue to receive appropriate treatment For more information, please contact the Department of Disease Control hotline at 1422.


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