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The Ministry of Public Health is worried that dengue fever may spread this year. especially the elderly

The Ministry of Public Health is concerned about the dengue fever situation this year, which may spread severely. Older people are more addicted than the general population. It is recommended not to buy drugs to eat by yourself. If in doubt, see a doctor immediately.

Dr. Opas Karnkawinpong Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Public Health accepting the situation of dengue infection This year, more and more patients were found, totaling 16,650 patients and 17 deaths. Prepare to coordinate relevant agencies, schools, temples, government offices, factories. Check mosquito larvae index. Because it was found that 50% of the infectious factors occurred at home and it was found that people infected and died were elderly people. Originally a small child under 5 years old, however, I want people with symptoms to rush to see a doctor. And don't buy drugs to eat by yourself. In the anti-inflammatory drug group (Nsaids), aspirin group ibuprofen Because it is a group of drugs that are at risk of bleeding and death. Because I have to admit that dengue fever is difficult to diagnose.

Chakrarath Pittayawonganon, M.D. The Director of the Division of Epidemiology said that in the past 4 weeks, there have been 5 provinces with high dengue fever cases, namely Nan, Trat, Chumphon, Chanthaburi and Tak, and stressed that the dengue situation this year is worrisome. Because dengue fever used to be very widespread in 2019 and stopped the epidemic for 2-3 years. For dengue fever symptoms are high fever for 3 consecutive days, on the 4th day the fever decreases, dry skin, spots of blood, red skin, red face, red eyes, frequent thirst, nausea and vomiting. Loss of appetite. If symptoms do not improve, see a doctor. .

Source: Thai News Agency