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The government’s Disease Control Department (DCD) reckons Thailand will see a huge jump in malaria and dengue fever cases this year. The Director-General of the DCD, Dr Tares Krassanairawiwong, believes the number of malaria and dengue fever sufferers will increase significantly by at least three or four times more than last year. “There were 10,174 …

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Talking about Dengue, the mosquitoes have become more stronger resistant against the use of fumigating chemicals over the years due to different concentrations. Unless there is a centralized controlled concentrated method of fumigation is done, it is difficult to control the spread of this mosquitoes. Another important factor is stagnant rain water. With the heavy rainy season few months back and stagnant rain water still in many places around Thailand is has become a potential breeding grounds for them. Unless a greater awareness is created among the people nothing can be resolved by mere action from the authorities. 

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