Smoking mosquitoes out, a public health officer fumigates a neighbourhood in Huai Khwang District last week to curb the rampant insects as a precaution against dengue fever. This rainy season has seen a disturbing epidemic of khai lued ok _ dengue fever _ with nearly 70,000 patients as of last week, a 200% increase from last year. The death toll is now at 69. The Health Ministry says this is the most severe dengue outbreak in a decade.
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