What is it about?

This study investigates the level of awareness about dengue fever prevention and control in Thailand, and the role that media and community-based programs play in educating the population. Spanning three years, the research shows that media exposure and community programs are vital tools in raising awareness and promoting dengue control measures.

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Why is it important?

Dengue fever is a significant health issue in Thailand and can be challenging for the government to handle alone. This study highlights the importance of media campaigns and community-based programs in raising awareness and engaging the public in dengue prevention and control. These findings can inform future efforts to combat dengue fever and other public health challenges in Thailand and other affected regions.


This research gave me a deeper understanding of the challenges in raising public awareness about dengue fever prevention and control in Thailand. I believe that media campaigns and community-based programs can play a crucial role in addressing these challenges. I hope this study can inspire further research and the development of more effective strategies for dengue control, ultimately improving public health and saving lives in Thailand and beyond.

Dr. Smith Boonchutima
Chulalongkorn University

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This page is a summary of: Longitudinal study of Thai people media exposure, knowledge, and behavior on dengue fever prevention and control, Journal of Infection and Public Health, November 2017, Elsevier,
DOI: 10.1016/j.jiph.2017.01.016.
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