The number of people diagnosed with dengue fever in all parts of Thailand has risen significantly this year, with 52 deaths attributed to the mosquito-born disease, a senior health official said on Monday.
Total confirmed infections were 55,485, or 86.82 per 100,000 people, as of Oct 30. Fifty-two of them had died, Dr Suwitch Dhammapalo, director of Disease Control Office 12 in Songkhla, said.
The number of patients fell slightly in July and August but had risen significantly due to the southern rain season.
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