On 22nd April 2013 at Phuket Provincial Hall, Phuket Governor – Maitree Intusut, Phuket Chief Medical Officer – Dr Buncha Kakong and staff of the Ministry of Public Health joined a meeting to discuss the control of dengue fever in Phuket.
Mr Maitree said that so far his year there has been 323 confirmed cases of dengue fever in Phuket, 6.4 times higher than the same time last year. Most cases have been reported in Thalang followed by Kathu and Muang. An investigation into the dengue carrying mosquitoes around houses in Phuket revealed that there were a number of eggs found, hence why cases have been confirmed. However, in order to prevent the spread of the disease communities and all sectors are being requested to work together to help stop the spreading of the disease.