Via The Nation :
" More than 50,000 people have suffered from dengue fever this year, and 63 have died, Deputy Public Health Minister Pansiri Kulanartsiri said yesterday.
Pansiri said records from January to August 3 showed some 54,592 patients had caught the fever - an average of 230 people a day.
She said that the dengue epidemic this year was up from the same period last year by 83 per cent.
In the South, 13,045 people contracted the fever, along with 14,509 patients in the Central region, 13,635 in the Northeast and 7,325 people in the North.
Of all the patients, seven were aged less than 28 days and 409 aged 65 or older.
The Department of Disease Control's director-general, Dr Manit Teeratantikanont, said 80 per cent of the patients were bitten by mosqui-toes inside their homes."