The strain of dengue fever that killed an engineering student on Sunday is not new but the patient developed complications, Srinagarind Hospital director Dr Charnchai Panthongviriyakul said.
Nontiya Puwanont, 18, was transferred to the hospital on the night of July 9. She succumbed days later. He said the young woman’s death was unusual – accounting for less than 1 per cent of dengue cases.
Srinagarind Hospital is treating three other dengue patients, one of whom is in a serious condition.