4 Pattaya communities get dengue, Zika update

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Pattaya health workers updated residents of four Pattaya neighborhoods on efforts to exterminate mosquitos potentially carrying the dengue fever and Zika viruses.

Pattaya health workers updated residents of four Pattaya neighborhoods on efforts to exterminate mosquitos potentially carrying the dengue fever and Zika viruses.
Pattaya health workers updated residents of four Pattaya neighborhoods on efforts to exterminate mosquitos potentially carrying the dengue fever and Zika viruses.

Disease Prevention chief Warunnee Ruangkaew met with Public Health Department employees and volunteers as well as leaders of the Khao Talo, Walking Street, Mabpradhu and Soi Kophai communities to provide the update Feb. 2.

Warunnee noted that a foundation of Thailand’s public-health policy is that residents themselves must help prevent disease using simple procedures that health workers provide.

The department is carefully monitoring the situation of patients and communities at risk and actively spraying neighborhoods with pesticide, and providing abate and information to residents so they can eliminate standing water that serves as breeding grounds for mosquitos.