Singapore students contract chikungunya fever on service learning trip to Thailand

The affected individuals were diagnosed with chikungunya fever at Bangkok Christian Hospital.
The affected individuals were diagnosed with chikungunya fever at Bangkok Christian Hospital.PHOTO: SCREENSHOT FROM GOOGLE MAPS

SINGAPORE - Thirteen students and a teacher from the School of the Arts (Sota) suffered high fever after being 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 affected individuals were referred to Bangkok Christian Hospital, where they were diagnosed with chikungunya fever, the school said.

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