Campaign launched in Surin to prevent the spread of dengue fever

Surin provincial health chief Dr Komen Thiewthong launched a campaign to educate people in the province about how to prevent themselves from dengue fever and how to control the disease from spreading after the province has registered over 1,300 cases of dengue fever with one fatality this year.

Surin now ranks at the country's 9th place for dengue fever cases and the 3rd place in the northeastern region.

Dr Komen said that any children who have high fever 2-7 days with headache, muscle pain and red spots on their bodies, arms or legs and, in some severe cases, vomiting, their parents should immediately take their children to see the nearest doctor for tests and treatment.

Also, he advised them to refrain from buying medicines from drug stores to treat their children.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)