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Bangkokians urged to get rid of old tires to prevent dengue fever outbreak


BANGKOK, 29 May 2013 (NNT)-The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is launching a campaign against the dengue fever outbreak as 3,000 people in Bangkok reportedly contracted the disease during the first 3 months of this year.

According to BMA Deputy Permanent Secretary Sanya Cheenimit, the campaign is encouraging Bangkok residents to get rid of abandoned car tires as they can hold enough water to provide breeding grounds for mosquitoes.

Bangkok people are advised to take their unused tires to spots designated by district offices across the capital, for easy collection and disposal by officials involved.

Read more: NNT

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