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Higher than normal rate of DHF in the Mae Hong Son hills



 
 
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Old August 5th, 2008, 06:16 PM posted to rec.travel.asia
Geoff B
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Default Higher than normal rate of DHF in the Mae Hong Son hills

Just in case anyone is planning on heading to the hills in the Chiang Mai /
Mae Hong Son region -

There is a higher than normal instance of Dengue Haemorragic Fever at the
moment, so make sure you take a good mosquito repellent and use it (note -
the infectious mozzies attack during the day, so don't think you only need
it at night).

My wife reports that Pai hospital is treating quite a few patients, and
there is a programme of 'dusting' homes and offices around town.

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Geoff B
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Old August 8th, 2008, 07:38 PM posted to rec.travel.asia,soc.culture.thai
Deckard
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Default Higher than normal rate of DHF in the Mae Hong Son hills

On Tue, 5 Aug 2008 18:16:57 +0100, "Geoff B"
geoff_screen"at"yahoo.co.uk wrote:

Just in case anyone is planning on heading to the hills in the Chiang Mai /
Mae Hong Son region -

There is a higher than normal instance of Dengue Haemorragic Fever at the
moment, so make sure you take a good mosquito repellent and use it (note -
the infectious mozzies attack during the day, so don't think you only need
it at night).

My wife reports that Pai hospital is treating quite a few patients, and
there is a programme of 'dusting' homes and offices around town.

_______
Geoff B
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According to the newspaper 'Vientiane Times', Laos has also spotted
over 1,900 cases of dengue fever infections, including 18 fatalities
since the beginning of this year.

For Thailand, you may read this article from The Nation:

Date: Fri 1 Aug 2008

Dengue fever has spread across the country, killing 48 people and
infecting more than 40 000 so far this year, Public Health
Minister Wicharn Meenchainant said yesterday.

Up to last Saturday, 41 307 patients have been diagnosed nationwide
with dengue haemorrhagic fever [DHF], and Bangkok was the hardest hit
with 3763 patients, according to the Disease Control Department's
Bureau of Epidemiology. Ratchaburi suffered the 2nd worst outbreak
with 1710 victims, followed by Nakhon Sawan with 1582, Phetchabun with
1304, and Rayong with 1291.
Vichan said the risk of catching dengue fever from mosquitoes this
year was running high compared to last year, which saw
29 fatalities out of 60 000 cases (...)

source:
http://www.nationmultimedia.com/2008/08/01/national/national_30079476.php

And several sources say the situation in Vietnam is following the same
pattern...

Regards,
Mort

 




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