Dengue Fever in Thailand
20 Jun 2013
As of 9 June 2013, more than 30 000 cases of dengue fever have been reported nationally in Thailand. During the week of 2 June 2013, around 570 new cases were being reported daily.
In the northern city of Chiang Mai, in Chiang Mai province, almost 1800 dengue fever cases have been recorded.
Advice for Travellers
Thailand and the city of Chiang Mai are popular tourist destinations and travellers should be aware of the risk of dengue fever. Avoidance of mosquito bites, particularly during daylight hours, by covering up with clothing, the use of bite avoidance measures such as repellent and bed nets is advised. Elimination of breeding sites around hotel rooms/houses is advised for longer term stays.