French.china.org.cn | Updated on 05-20-2019
Thailand has registered more than 20,000 cases of dengue in almost five months this year, and half of those infected are children, according to the Thai Ministry of Public Health.
Sukhum Kanchanapimai, permanent secretary of the ministry, said on Sunday that statistics show that between 20 January and 13 May, 20,733 people with dengue were infected and that 25 of them were killed throughout the year country .
"Dengue patients are 52% of children, so we expect all parents and teachers to pay more attention to children because they are the most vulnerable group in this disease," he said.
The temperature, the accumulated precipitation and the sun play an important role in the cycles of transmission of dengue, Sukhum said, adding that the rainy season has begun in Thailand and the new school semester begins now. .
He asked all parents and teachers to take care of this disease transmitted by mosquitoes and to seek ways to prevent mosquitoes from reproducing themselves at home and in the vicinity of their homes.
The Asian tiger mosquito breeding (Aedes albociptus) breeding sites, which transmit the disease to Thailand, are found both in the countryside and in the city.
The infection caused by mosquito bites causes a sudden high fever of two to five days, as well as severe headache, eyes, joint or muscular pain, loss of appetite, vomiting, cough not accompanied by nasal discharge, skin rashes and gums bloody
It can also cause shocks, circulatory system failures, renal or hepatic insufficiency, and even death.
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