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BANGKOK 24 July 2019 01:06
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Thailand facing its worst dengue outbreak in half a decade

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2 hours ago, Matzzon said:

I just wonder how many people of all ages are able to see the difference between mosquito speices, because that knowledge seems to be one of the criterias needed to follow and control according to the advice given?

The Aedes aegypti that spreads dengue operates in daylight.

 

The anopheles mossies that carry malaria work at night.

 

However, the primary mitigation or control for both species is the same where you eradicate any standing water where the larvae hatch.

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Maybe we will soon see the PM visit an affected area with a mosquito net and a promise of it all to be gone in 7 days...

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29 minutes ago, NanLaew said:

The Aedes aegypti that spreads dengue operates in daylight.

 

The anopheles mossies that carry malaria work at night.

 

However, the primary mitigation or control for both species is the same where you eradicate any standing water where the larvae hatch.

ROFLMAO! Thanks for the education. :smile: Looks like I stand corrected, some people do actually keep track on this.

However, I meant the general Thai population and thir knowledge, due to that it is the main population in this country and the ones that the news are made for.

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Them little blue fish you can buy eat mosquitoes larvae.  They don't cost much and breed quick.

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We shut all windows at about 4.30pm and open again about 8.30am. Never a mozzie in the house. All our neighbours have people come in and gas em out. I dont trust that personally and we have no dramas at all. Touch wood.... Our animals drinking water is changed daily and we have ponds that fill in rains and we pump it back to the fields immediately so dont have any stagnent water around.

So many people just chose to live outdoors at mozzie feeding times of sun up and sundown. Surely this behaviour if changed would limit the cases.

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1 hour ago, aussiebrian said:

Mosquito larvae need to breathe ,a thin coating of oil on to the top of the water kills them pretty quick. Vegetable oil works well. You don't need much 

Also make sure your gutters on your roof are not holding any water, or anything lying around the place.

Make sure you have fish in water in any ponds or plants that need to sit in water will also eat them.

If you have fish should you also add the oil or is it a case of fish or the oil but not both?

 

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Didn't know it was that bad, especially that it gets worse each time.

 

What are the high and low months?

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