2 Mar 2009

Free dumping of tyres in American Samoa as part of dengue fever prevention

12:10 pm on 2 March 2009

The American Samoa Environmental Protection Agency is waiving charges to dump tyres at its landfill during the month of March as part of the effort to stamp out dengue fever.

Discarded tyres around homes and businesses are known to create breeding grounds for mosquitoes.

American Samoa's dengue fever prevention and awareness campaign kicks off this week.