Guide to Common Diseases in Thailand
- Japanese Encephalitis.
- Soil-transmitted worm diseases.
- Hepatitis B.
- Hepatitis A.
What diseases do mosquitoes carry in Thailand?
In Thailand, mosquitoes are responsible for spreading dengue fever, Japanese encephalitis, lymphatic filariasis, and malaria. Dengue Fever: This is prevalent in urban areas and cities such as Bangkok. Symptoms of this virus are typically a mild to severe fever, flu-like symptoms, eye pain, and a body rash.
What is the leading cause of death in Thailand?
Upon correction, stroke is the leading cause of death in Thailand (10.7%), followed by ischemic heart disease (7.8%) and HIV/AIDS (7.4%). Other leading causes are road traffic accidents (males) and diabetes mellitus (females). In many cases, estimated mortality is at least twice what is estimated in vital registration.
Is there Lyme disease in Thailand?
Lyme disease is a tick-borne zoonotic disease caused by spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi. Although Lyme disease has been reported in China and Japan, the disease has never been reported in Thailand.
Is Dengue fever common in Thailand?
Cases of Dengue have been reported from Thailand. The most affected regions include Chiang Rai, Rayong, Ubon Ratchathani, and Chanthabur. Dengue is endemic in Thailand and risk is present in both urban and rural areas, with elevated risk in northeastern part of the country.