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    Over 700 cases of dengue fever found in Korat

    NAKHON RATCHASIMA: A campaign is being launched in Muang district to prevent the spread of dengue fever after 737 cases of the mosquito-borne tropical disease were found in this northeastern province.


    The campaign involves village health volunteers going out to villages to distribute abate sand granules to kill mosquito larvae.


    Dr Kittipong Sanchartwiroon, director of the 9th Disease Control Office, said the numbers of people who contracted dengue fever in four lower northeastern provinces under the jurisdiction of his office have increased rapidly.

    During January-April this year, Nakhon Ratchasima had 737 dengue fever cases -- 27.92 per 100,000 population -- followed by Chaiyaphum's 223 cases (19.57 per 100,000 population), Buri Ram's 143 cases (8.98 per 100,000 population), and Surin's 96 cases (6.87 per 100,000 population).


    In Nakhon Ratchasima, the hardest-hit district was Non Thai with 73 cases and one death, followed by Non Sung district with 70 cases and Chok Chai district with 48 cases.

    Affected the most were people in the 10-14 age group, followed by the 5-9 and 15-24 groups.

    It is, therefore, necessary to step up the campaign against the dengue fever spread alongside the measures to stem the coronavirus pandemic, Dr Kittipong said.

    Over 700 cases of dengue fever found in Korat

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    I'd bet, without looking, that Dengue fever causes more deaths per year than Covid at this current time..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic View Post
    I'd bet, without looking, that Dengue fever causes more deaths per year than Covid at this current time..
    Indeed.
    Yet, doesn't receive the play - akin to it's malarial cousin.


    Nor does any seasonal influenza, in which numbers are much more substantial than present time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic View Post
    causes more deaths per year than Covid at this current time..
    Well, Covid's only been around a few months, so for annual death rates you're probably correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic View Post
    I'd bet, without looking, that Dengue fever causes more deaths per year than Covid at this current time..

    That's a stupid comparison to make.

    COVID 19 kills by triggering an immune response that overwhelms the victim and seems to targets those with existing conditions particularly those who have COPD, circulatory deficiencies and diabetes. There are also those who are evidently genetically disposed to a terminal outcome but no-one knows what, who or why.

    Dengue has four notable strains but the one that gives you haemorrhagic fever etc is the real bastard. The thing is, the vector is a mosquito and if one ensures an effective regime of prophylaxis is maintained at dusk and dawn when the little fuckers eat then you can escape it. Your defence is in your own hands.

    The COVID 19 vector is airborne human-to-human. It's a fucking lottery and there is no defence.

    SE Asia has escaped COVID, we don't know why. Don't think that simply because we got a free pass it's not a very dangerous disease.

    Dengue causes no deaths in Britain, but COVID killed 40,000.

    You see the logic?

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