Pattaya students march against dengue fever

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Students lead public officials in a “Fight Dengue Fever” parade last week through Naklua, spreading the message that it is dengue fever season and encouraging people to get rid of standing water around the house to reduce mosquito breading and mitigate the disease’s spread.

Students from Pattaya School No. 3 learned the dangers of dengue fever and how to mitigate the disease’s spread.

Nurse Maneerat Lawan spoke to the kids about the role of mosquitoes in spreading dengue at the July 4 workshop organized by the Pattaya Public Health and Environmental Office. Students learned about sand abatement for mosquito-breeding grounds and read through brochures provided by the city.

Students lead public officials in a “Fight Dengue Fever” parade last week through Naklua, spreading the message that it is dengue fever season and encouraging people to get rid of standing water around the house to reduce mosquito breading and mitigate the disease’s spread. Students lead public officials in a “Fight Dengue Fever” parade last week through Naklua, spreading the message that it is dengue fever season and encouraging people to get rid of standing water around the house to reduce mosquito breading and mitigate the disease’s spread.

Later that day, the School No. 3 children joined nearly 200 other students and public officials at a “Fight Dengue Fever” parade through Naklua.

The parade was meant to alert citizens about the important of prevention. Kids distributed brochures, which pointed out that mosquitoes can breed in even small pools of water, including water inside aluminum cans and garbage on the street.

Students dump some of their anti-mosquito packets into standing water along the parade route.Students dump some of their anti-mosquito packets into standing water along the parade route.

Students carry the anti-mosquito message on their headbands in the parade.Students carry the anti-mosquito message on their headbands in the parade.