Banglamung sees increase in serious mosquito carried virus  


Nongprue continues to roll out its campaign to contain the spread of chikungunya and dengue fever after many cases have been reported locally recently and visits to hospitals have increased.

The virus comes from bites from infected mosquitoes. A high number of chikungunya and dengue fever cases were reported in the area. Si Racha has also been having high levels of outbreaks of dengue fever which we also reported earlier this week.

The Public Health and Environment Division of Nongprue in Banglamung are warning the public in the Nongprue area to take protective measures.

Yesterday, August 6th, 2020, they used fogging machines to assist in getting rid of mosquito-breeding areas throughout the Nongprue and Banglamung area.

They have also educated local residents about dengue fever and how to protect themselves.

This includes measures like using mosquito spray and limiting small sources of water around homes where mosquitoes can breed. The Pattaya News has previously covered the danger of Dengue fever locally recently as the coverage has been overshadowed due to Covid-19 nationally, yet there are far more cases of Dengue fever in Thailand.

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Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.