There are 40 patients who died of a dengue fever this year and the Public Health Ministry is deeply concerned.

The ministry will be keeping an eye on the dengue cases, where over 35,000 people had the fever within January 1st to May 29th of this year. Among those victims, 40 of them died. On an average 2,000 people contact the deadly disease a week, which is very high. All the related agencies were urged to set up measures in preventing and monitoring the situation especially in factories and schools area. It was revealed by the permanent secretary that the experts had predicted that Thailand will have 100,000 dengue case with more than 100 deaths.

All those who caught the fever should see a doctor immediately. Most of those who died did not seek medical help.