Chonburi is grappling with dengue fever after over 2,900 people have been infected with the disease and 3 killed during the last week, Banglamung District Public Health officials said at a health situation update conference on September 4th.
Mr. Kitti Bunrattanate, a Public Health Officer, warned the public of the current disease situation in the province, saying there have been 2,987 cases of dengue fever reported in the past week, resulting in 3 deaths – 2 in the Banglamung district and 1 in the Sri Racha district.
Banglamung has witnessed an average of 26 cases per week, raising the total tally to 396. Mr. Kitti has instructed all relevant sectors, including local government organizations and community leaders, to closely monitor the situation and report any updates to the Thai Department of Public Health immediately.
Another pressing disease addressed at the meeting was COVID-19, which saw 544 confirmed cases around Chonburi, with 60 new cases reported in Banglamung district per week.
To tackle the infection, Mr. Kitti has encouraged the public to receive both the COVID-19 and influenza vaccines, especially for individuals with concerning health conditions.
The last mentioned disease was Monkeypox, with 26 confirmed cases reported amongst men who have sex with men. All cases occurred in Banglamung.
Mr. Kitti said several non-governmental organizations are actively trying to engage in communication with the at-risk community to disseminate knowledge regarding the diseases through a mobile application. However, reaching these susceptible groups remains challenging, he said.