living in the ‘Land of Smiles’

Chiang Mai, Thailand

Chiang Mai – Rainy Season brings Denque Fever

Via: Chiang Mai Mail

As the rainy season starts up in earnest the numbers of dengue fever cases reported in the city continue to rise Mayor Tussanai Buranupakorn reported to
the Chiang Mai Mail in a recent interview. Dengue fever is on the rise nationwide with the Department of Public Health reporting over 17,000 cases of
dengue fever this year with 18 deaths, a higher rate of infection than the same time last year and affecting more adults than children.

The Mayor pointed out that most people make the mistake of thinking dengue mosquitoes bite at night, “People use mosquito nets when they sleep at night but the mosquito bites in the day time.”

http://chiangmai-mail.com/current/news.shtml#hd3

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Knowledge gained from ‘hard experience’:

Not only are the ‘denque carriers’ daytime fyers; but are very tiny, and virtually impossible to see.

The only ‘practical’ way I konow to prevent denque, is to use an insect repellant. You can buy it VERY CHEAP at any drugstore.

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