Situation Updates

Thai government continues to monitor dengue cases while enforces prevention measures

Latest factsheet updated as of 01 October 2018 at 17.00 Hrs.

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) would like to provide a further update regarding the growing awareness of dengue cases in the country.

According to the Ministry of Public Health, the country’s monitoring measures, diagnosis and information disclosure systems meet with international standards and have led to improved detection rates.

The Ministry has therefore advised locals and tourists to remain calm and has assured that the measures are proving effective and allowing quicker action to be taken to prevent any spread of the virus. However, there is still a possibility of some spread of dengue fever during the rainy season, which is expected to end soon as Thailand enters the cool season.

In the immediate measure to prevent the spread of the dengue virus in the country, the Ministry’s Department of Disease Control (DDC) is implementing strict disease prevention protocol while advising people in all households, communities and workplaces to routinely eliminate mosquito breeding sites.

The DDC has also advised that locals and tourists to protect themselves and their children from mosquito bites by sleeping in rooms with mosquito screens or under mosquito nets and by wearing long-sleeved shirts, long pants and applying mosquito repellent to exposed skin or to clothing when staying outdoors, especially after sunrise and before sunset.

TAT is constantly monitoring the situation and strictly follows the guidelines and measures set by the Ministry of Public Health. For additional Information, please call the DDC hotline 1422.

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