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Dengue cases on rise: DDC

A powdered substance is sprinkled on water which has collected around the compound of the Thai-Japanese Stadium, to kill off mosquito larvae. It is part of the City Hall’s campaign to prevent dengue fever. (Photo: Nutthawat Wicheanbut)

The number of dengue patients recorded in the first half of this year was almost triple the figure recorded in the same period last year, according to the Department of Disease Control (DDC).

The total number of dengue patients recorded from Jan 1 to June 28 was 27,377, close to three times the number recorded in the same period last year, said the DDC.

Among the 27,377 cases, 33 patients have died, it added.

The virus spreads to people through the bites of infected Aedes-species mosquitoes.

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