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Record dengue epidemic looms

Change in climate helping mosquitoes that carry the disease thrive

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  • Writer: Paritta Wangkiat
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Thailand could face one of the largest dengue fever epidemics yet with the Public Health Ministry anticipating that over 120,000 people could contract the virus this year. 

That would surpass the number of infections during the major outbreak in 2010.

SPRAY AND KILL: Kill the mosquitoes, cut down the dengue cases - that is the theory, as a public health worker sprays insecticide to kill mosquitoes in the Huai Kwang area of Bangkok earlier this month. (Photo by Thanarak Khoonton)

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