You may be asking, if this website is about environmental education, why is there an article about dengue
fever , which is transmitted by mosquitos. What does this have to do with pollution?
From the WHO factsheet:
“At present, the main method to control or prevent the transmission of dengue virus is to combat vector
Preventing mosquitoes from accessing egg-laying habitats by environmental management and modification;
disposing of solid waste properly and removing artificial man-made habitats;...”
(there are more methods to control the transmission of dengue, please see the article)
The solid waste of used tires is a habitat for breeding mosquitos. Piles of old tires outside of tire stores
should be cleaned up. If a tire store wants to save used tires for resale or retreading, the tires should be
covered with a tarp or under a roof so that rainwater does not collect in the tires. The mosquitos lay
their eggs in the water inside the tires.