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Thailand recreates a spooky AI ghost girl from the dead faces of Dengue Fever victims

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Thai health officials have devised an unusually creepy way to warn people of the dangers of dengue fever by creating an AI ghost girl from the faces of 1.2 million victims of the disease

Thailand’s health authorities have come up with a truly spooky way to warn the public about the dangers of dengue fever by creating an AI ghost girl made up of the faces of those who have succumbed to the disease.

The new virtual human went live yesterday (June 15) and will be haunting the Southeast Asian country for the foreseeable future as cases are expected to rise in the warmer months.

The look of the school girl named Ingma was designed based on the looks of the 1.2 million people who have died from this disease over the past 15 years.

In the short public health video, the ghost girl scowls at the camera and gives a chilling warning of the dangers of the mosquito-borne disease.

She says, “I’m here to tell you viewers that dengue fever is closer and scarier than you think.”

This year alone, there have been 2,549 confirmed cases of the disease, with three deaths, according to the Department of Disease Control.

Coconuts reports that although cases have been declining in recent years, top disease official Opas Karnkawinpong warned new outbreaks of the fever will increase this summer.

Fortunately, cases fell from 117,000 to 68,000 and deaths from 129 to 49 between 2019 and 2020.

According to the NHS, the infection is usually mild and goes away after about 1 week without any lasting problems. But in rare cases it can be very serious and potentially life-threatening.

The disease primarily infects children and is known to kill the elderly and obese.

Symptoms include a high fever, severe headache, muscle and joint pain and a widespread red rash, and loss of appetite.

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