Thailand tourists return with dengue fever
Shanghai Ruijin Hospital recently received three consecutive patients diagnosed with dengue fever, thepaper.cn 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.