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Disease Control Dept. beefs up campaign against dengue fever

A tiger mosquito is inspected under a microscope at Yokota Air Base laboratory, Japan

An Asian Tiger Mosquito is inspected under a microscope at Yokota Air Base, Japan, July 13, 2016. The mosquito was trapped as part of the 374 Aerospace Medicine Squadron public health's mosquito management program to ensure a safe working and living environment for Yokota. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Cody H. Ramirez/Released)

BANGKOK, 21 June 2018 (NNT) – Thailand’s Department of Disease Control and its networks have stepped up their campaign against dengue fever to reduce and prevent fatalities from mosquito-borne diseases.

The campaign targets populated and frequently visited places, such as housing estates, schools, hospitals, factories, hotels and temples. People are being urged to keep their houses clean to eliminate breeding grounds for mosquitos.

Full story: NNT

Reporter: Vipaporn Pooritanasarn,
Rewriter: Thammarat Thadaphrom
National News Bureau of Thailand