First dengue fatality in Chiang Mai province 2019

CityNews – A twelve year old boy has lost his battle with dengue. Chanon Joptu from Fang, died in Nakorn Ping hospital on June 26th. Symptoms appeared seven days before and he was initially treated at a local clinic before being admitted to Fang District hospital. Sadly, his condition continued to worsen and additional complications meant he was transferred to Nakorn Ping hospital where he lost his fight for life.

As the first fatality in Chiang Mai Province in 2019, the Chiang Mai Public Health office has visited Fang to investigate dengue distribution. A team from Nakorn Ping Hospital and the Public Health Office have held community meetings to provide prevention education and carry hold a “Big Clean” day to eradicate mosquito breeding locations.

The Chiang Mai Public Health office has reported 338 cases of dengue between January 1st and June 22 with most cases being reported in Muang, Hot and Com Thong districts.