Thailand tourists re­turn with dengue fever

Global Times – Metro Shanghai - - PULSE -

Shang­hai Rui­jin Hos­pi­tal re­cently re­ceived three con­sec­u­tive pa­tients di­ag­nosed with dengue fever, thep­a­ re­ported Thurs­day. Each pa­tient suf­fered from high fever, rash and mus­cle sore­ness af­ter they came back from trav­els to Thailand.

Be­tween July and Septem­ber in Thailand is the an­nual peak pe­riod of dengue fever. Ex­perts re­mind Chi­nese tourists go­ing to Thailand to pay spe­cial at­ten­tion to the preven­tion of in­fec­tious dis­eases. Ac­cord­ing to physi­cian Zhuang Yan, dengue fever is an in­fec­tious disease trans­mit­ted by mosquitoes.

Ac­cord­ing to sta­tis­tics from Shang­hai Mu­nic­i­pal Com­mis­sion of Health and Fam­ily Plan­ning, there were five cases of dengue fever im­ported to Shang­hai be­tween Jan­uary and April this year. In 2017, there were al­to­gether 20 cases of dengue fever in Shang­hai.

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