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Influenza cases in the lower Northeast of Thailand have doubled this year, with nearly 2,000 people diagnosed with the disease and seven deaths, according to health officials. 

Influenza has been spreading in Nakhon Ratchasima, Chaiyaphum, Buri Ram and Surin provinces, said Dr Theerawat Walaisathien, director of Disease Prevention Control in Nakhon Ratchasima.

A total of 1,919 people had been diagnosed with the disease from jan 1 to June 6, comprising 1,278 in Nakhon Ratchasima including seven who died. There were 170 cases in Chaiyaphum, 335 in Buri Ram and 136 in Surin.

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