CityNews – On Friday 14 June – the ASEAN Dengue Day – Dr. Surasing Wisarutarat headed a campaign for the protection against dengue fever which took place at Chiang Mai’s Wat Luang Buu Laa. The disease has become epidemic in almost every area of Chiang Mai, and not only during rainy season.
Public health statistics reveal that dengue fever first became epidemic in the Sankampang district of Chiang Mai at the start of January this year, with 61 cases of the disease being reported since 1st January. As such, dengue outbreaks are no longer confined to the rainy season. The same report suggested that 86.6 people in every 100,000 have been affected. However, this still amounts to less than one in ten people being affected in Chiang Mai. In fact, two southern villages were rewarded for setting examples to their neighbouring villagers of how to defend against mosquitoes.
Further reports by the public health office on the more general dengue situation reveal that in 2013 the disease has become an extreme epidemic. Between January and June alone there have been 1,988 reported cases of dengue and 3 deaths. Those districts most affected include Mae Ai with 308 reported cases.
Dr. Surasing Wisarutarat said that the implementation of worldwide protection against and control of the disease is of upmost importance: every affected region must participate in order to achieve success. Destroying mosquito habitats in villages, schools, temples and shops will only be achieved through continued campaigning for the protection against the disease and by increased awareness of its presence too.
? ? (ASEAN Dengue Day)
? 14 ? 56 ? ?.? ?.? ?.? ?.?.? ? ? ? ? ? (ASEAN Dengue Day) ? ? ?
? ? 1 ? 56 – ? 56 ? 61 ? ? 86.60 ? ? ? 2 ? ?
? ? ? ? 2556 ? ? 1 ? 56 – ? 56 ? 1,998 ? ? 3 ? ? ?.? ? 308 ? ? ? ? ? ?
?.?.? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?