Keep being updated with phanganist.com by following our Facebook page.
There's been a rise of the mosquito-borne illness in Nakhon Ratchasima with 737 cases. Local health volunteers have ramped up initiatives to prevent the further spread of the disease.
Abate sand granules are being used to kill mosquito larvae. The product is typically applied in ponds, lakes and any water where mosquitos lay their eggs.
The sand granule inhibits an enzyme that is important to the normal function of the larvae's nervous system, killing the larvae, according to the company.
The Bangkok Post reports 223 cases in Chaiyaphum, 143 cases in Buri Ram and 96 cases in Surin.