On Tuesday, the Bangkok public relations office shared a video of a virtual high school girl’s warning against the epidemic of dengue fever on Facebook.
In the 42 second video, Virtual girl Named Ingma warns viewers of the effects of dengue fever, a mosquito-borne disease. She is then seen in a dark room where the TV screen begins to brighten with the faces of more than 1.2 million victims of dengue fever. Ingma’s own face Produced using the faces of these victims, her persona as a high school girl usually represents the average age of patients aged 5-14 years.
“I’m here to tell the viewer that dengue fever is closer and scarier than you think,” Ingma says in the video.
Dengue usually infects children, but older people and obese people are more likely to die. The most common symptoms of dengue fever include fever, headache, and joint pain, but in severe cases they can have fatal effects such as organ failure and shock.
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Illness is increasing more and more Become a threat In Asia, where 70% of the world’s dengue cases occur. Case numbers are increasing in Malaysia, Vietnam and Singapore, the latter reporting 10,000 cases in the first five months of this year.
However, dengue has generally declined in recent years, with the number of cases decreasing by 57% between 2019 and 2020. The number of deaths during that period also decreased from 129 to 49. Between January 1st and May 18th this year, Thailand reported 1,952 cases and 2 deaths. The Department of Disease Control also reported 2,549 confirmed cases and a total of three deaths so far this year.
The World Health Organization considers dengue fever to be one of the top 10 threats to global health due to the lack of a universal flu vaccine. As a result, an individual may recover from one serotype of dengue, but may still be infected with the other three variants, which can lead to more fatal consequences.
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Opas Karnkawingpong, chief illness officer in Thailand, said dengue fever could spread more seriously during the summer, Coconut Bangkok reported.
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image: Bangkok PR
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