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Dengue fever spreading in Bangkok

Post by PeteC » Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:16 am

Dengue fever spreading in Bangkok
Published: 17/09/2018 at 08:40 PM
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The Bangkok governor says dengue haemorrhagic fever is spreading in Nong Chok, Huai Khwang, Bang Kapi and Klong Samwa districts, with five fatalities this year.

Governor Aswin Khwanmuang on Monday, quoting the Health Department of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration, said the spreading disease in the four districts was attributed to heavy and consistent rain in the capital.

Pol Gen Aswin said he ordered strict disease control measures, including fumigation to kill mosquito larvae.

From Jan 7 to Sept 8, the country recorded 52,670 patients of dengue haemorrhagic fever and 69 of them died. In Bangkok, there were 5,899 patients and five of them died, he said.

The figures were lower than those in the same period of last year but were higher than average figures in the past five years.

In the corresponding period of last year there were 53,190 patients nationwide including 9,368 in Bangkok, Pol Gen Aswin said.
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Re: Dengue fever spreading in Bangkok

Post by deepee » Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:07 am

I cannot help but have a bit of a laugh at the authorities tokenistic fumigation practices.
What is the point of whizzing around the streets in the wee hours of the night spraying only the frontages of properties?
What's more laughable is a pickup with a very noisy fogger comes in only 50 metres in our soi, it does a u turn ,backs right up into the neighbour's open windows and drives off leaving kilometers of the soi left untouched.
Complexity is so simply overrated

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