Crackdown on hemorrhagic fever

Medical doctor Opas Karnkavinpong said yesterday (March 15, 2021) that a total of 1,621 Thais have been found with hemorrhagic fever during 1 January-8 March 2021, with one patient dead.

The highest number of patients is between 15-24 years of age, followed by those with the ages of 25 to 34 years old.

The biggest cause of death is due to a late medical therapy.

Recent heavy rainstorms have caused pools of water in discarded utensils, allowing mosquitos to lay their eggs.

People with high fever should not buy their own drugs. If necessary, they should use paracetamol. Avoid using non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAD) such as aspirin which may cause bleeding.

If the patient gets worse, the family should send the patient to a medical doctor.