Thai women told to stop mosquitoes with jeans

 Thai women told to stop mosquitoes with jeans

Blue jeans. Photo: Couleur (Pixabay).



Thai health authorities are urging women not to wear fashionable black leggings to avoid attracting dengue fever-carrying mosquitoes.

They recommend thick clothes such as jeans after a dengue outbreak.

This year 26 out of 43 dengue deaths in Thailand were of people between the ages of 10 and 24. There have been 40,000 cases this year, a significant increase on the 31,929 cases and 30 deaths in 2009.

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