Department of Disease Control warns the south after the water recedes. Beware of dengue fever

Department of Disease Control warns the southern region after the water reduces the risk of 3 diseases caused by Aedes Recommend preventive measures according to Measure 3, keep 3 diseases.

On January 14, 2021, Dr. Opas Karnkawinpong Director-General of the Department of Disease Control said that the southern areas experiencing flood problems. As the water recedes There may be water in the container or material. Is a breeding ground for Aedes mosquitoes Causing the risk of dengue fever Zika virus infection Fever, arthralgia, mosquito disease or Chikungunya

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From the situation of dengue fever from 1 January – 31 December 2020, 71,293 cases were found, 51 deaths were observed, with the top five provinces with the highest number of cases, Nakhon Sawan, Chonburi, Bangkok, Mae Hong Son and Nakhon Pathom respectively, while the southern provinces with the highest number of cases reported 5 Ranking is Phang Nga, Songkhla, Yala, Trang and Narathiwat.

Therefore requesting cooperation to the public to eliminate breeding sources By examining the area of ​​the house and community Collect water according to the measures against mosquitoes. Use “3, prevent 3 diseases” and keep it clean. Not raising Aedes as follows

1.Keep your house clean Keep clothes neat So as not to create a blind corner A mosquito shelter

2. Garbage around the house. Keep food containers Or drinking glasses Waterlogged area And take it to the trash So as not to be a breeding ground for mosquitoes

3. Keep water. Containers that hold water must be completely closed with a lid. Wash upside down a container of water. And change the water in pots or vases every week Prevent mosquitoes from laying eggs

However, if there are symptoms of illness, fever, cough, sore throat, mucus, breathlessness, shortness of breath, loss of appetite, abdominal pain, may be similar in many diseases. Both influenza Dengue fever And COVID-19 If you have such symptoms Avoid taking NSAIDs, such as ibuprofen and aspirin, because fever from dengue fever can make the treatment more difficult and risk making it more serious. If symptoms persist, see a doctor for further diagnosis and treatment.

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