13 students fall ill while on school trip to Thailand

Some diagnosed with chikungunya fever but have recovered and returned home; 6 still warded in Bangkok

Thirteen students and a teacher from the School of the Arts (Sota) developed a high fever after getting bitten by mosquitoes during an overseas service learning trip to Thailand's Ratchaburi province, The Straits Times has learnt.

After being treated at a provincial hospital, some of the patients were referred to Bangkok Christian Hospital, where they were diagnosed with chikungunya fever, the school said.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 03, 2019, with the headline '13 students fall ill while on school trip to Thailand'. Print Edition | Subscribe