As per recent reports, it has been revealed that Queensland Health has raised concerns over a confirmed case of dengue, reported in central Queensland. However, at the same time, they affirmed that the disease has not been contracted locally.
Dr. Paul Florian from the Public Health Unit detailed that last week. an Emerald resident was confirmed suffering from dengue fever. However at the same time, it has been declared that the tests were carried out immediately after the resident returned from overseas trip.
Dr. Florian has affirmed that the patient is recovering, despite that the patient has been kept in isolation.
He said, “Following the notification, we had environmental health officers from both the Queensland Health department and the Central Highlands Regional Council to do surveillance work for the dengue mosquito and found very low numbers”.
However, acknowledging the state, Public Health Minister Witthaya Buranasiri immediately commenced Thailand’s campaign marking ASEAN Dengue Day, this Friday, advising health experts across the nation to act actively and quickly to tackle the situation and also deploy protective measures to eliminate mosquitoes.
The campaign launched on June 15, organized in Ayutthaya’s Bang Sai district, spread awareness regarding the disease and also preventive measures to be undertaken to fight the disease.