martedì, agosto 24, 2010

Sono in ospedale con la dengue fever!

Sono in ospedale con la dengue fever! Per qualche giorno non risponderò alle mail mi scuso per il disagio.

Seven dead from dengue last week, 230 cases a day
By The Nation
Published on August 24, 2010

Seven people died from dengue fever last week, bringing the death toll from the disease across the Kingdom this year to 70, Public Health Minister Jurin Laksanawisit said yesterday.

Two of the dengue deaths last week were in Krabi, while further deaths were reported in Chiang Rai, Phetchabun, Lop Buri, Chachoengsao, and Nakhon Si Thammarat.

Some 60,000 people have caught the disease this year - 83 per cent more than last year, with an average of 230 new cases detected every day. The outbreak is so severe, Jurin has instructed provincial health chiefs to monitor and control it, as well as urging people with "suspicious" symptoms to see doctors immediately.

The regional breakdown was: 14,361 cases in the South, with 15,871 in the Central region, 8,843 cases in the North, and 15,517 cases in the Northeast. Of these, seven patients were less than 28 days old and 409 were over 65 years.

Narathiwat had the highest dengue fever patient increase in the first two weeks of August at 354 cases, Jurin said, followed by Phayao, Krabi, Chiang Rai, Rayong, Songkhla, Pattani, Phattalung, and Trat.

In the Central region, Kanchanaburi was said to have the most mosquito larva incubating grounds, followed by Chachoengsao, and Chon Buri. In the southern region, Phuket, Trang and Pattani had the most larva breeding grounds.

In the North, Kamphaeng Phet, Uthai Thani and Phichit had the most, while Surin, Chaiyaphum, Buri Ram and Nakhon Ratchasima had the most incubating grounds in the Northeast.

Jurin urged officials in these provinces to spray all areas where mosquito larva might incubate.

The chief of the 11th Disease Control Office in Nakhon Si Thammarat, Dr Panumas Yanawetsakul, said dengue fever in the southern province was so severe that Maharat Hospital and district hospitals could not provide sufficient beds for the patients, some of whom were placed in hallways. Muang, Lan Saka and Na Bon districts had the worst out-breaks and the province's total dengue fever toll was nine deaths (this year).

The seven provinces in the South had been hit hard by the disease, with 13 people dying this year - 9 in Nakhon Si Thammarat and 4 in Krabi.
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