Nongprue targets mosquitoes in Khao Talo

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Nongprue health officials and volunteers joined to spray chemicals and educate residents of the Soi Khao Talo Community about dangers posed by the yellow fever mosquito.

Wanchai Sangngam, chairman of Village Health Volunteers of Nongprue, led staff from the sub-district’s Public Health and Environment Division to the East Pattaya neighborhood July 22 to distribute flyers and mosquito abatement to rid the area.

Staff from Nongprue Public Health Office sprays around the Khao Talo Community to help get rid of disease carrying mosquitoes.Staff from Nongprue Public Health Office sprays around the Khao Talo Community to help get rid of disease carrying mosquitoes.

The yellow fever mosquito, Aedes Aegypti, can spread dengue fever, chikungunya, and yellow fever viruses, and other diseases. The interdiction came after complaints to local government that a neighborhood child had died due to dengue fever.

Staff from the Baan Nong Pang Kae Tambol Health Promotion Hospital showed residents how to clean to eliminate standing water and breeding grounds for the mosquito as well as where to spread the abate.

Khao Talo is a rich breeding ground for mosquitoes due to its heavy underbrush.