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Thailand reports chikungunya cases rose in 2022


Thailand reports chikungunya cases rose in 2022

Bangkok, Jan 22 (Prensa Latina) Health authorities in Thailand reported today that chikungunya infections doubled in 2022 compared to the previous year.

According to data from Thailand’s Office of Epidemiology, a total of 1,370 cases in 48 provinces in 2022, compared to 671 cases in 39 provinces in 2021.

No deaths were reported in any of the two years.

Chikungunya is a viral disease transmitted to humans through the bite of mosquitoes infected with the virus of the same name.

The most common symptom is the sudden onset of fever, often accompanied by joint pain.

Other symptoms include muscle pain, headache, sickness, fatigue and rash.

There is currently no vaccine or specific drug against the virus.


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