Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Do you wear BLACK LEGGINGS?


Do you wear black leggings? Even if you don't, i bet that it's common for pretties nowadays.

Let me warn you, you might have phobia of wearing black leggings after reading this! Read at your own risks.

The Thai government has warned that a South Korean-inspired fashion craze for black leggings could be putting teenagers at risk of catching potentially deadly dengue fever.

"I'm worried about how people dress, especially teenagers," said Deputy Public Health Minister Phansiri Kulanartsiri, noting that the mosquitoes which transmit the disease are attracted by dark colours.

"The mosquitoes can bite through the leggings' thin fabric, so those who wear them are at greater risk of being infected with dengue."

"It's better to wear light colours and wear pants that can protect against mosquitoes, such as jeans," she said in a statement released Sunday.

Thailand has seen a spike in dengue cases, with 43 deaths and more than 45,000 infections in the first seven months of this year, according to the government. Many of the victims were young people.


Source: MSN news

12 comments:

jfook said...

Ooppss..Mosquitoes like leggings too...LOL

Irene said...

they like black thingy i think..hahaha

Nick said...

is that fashion? hahaha.. ;P

Irene said...

fashion+news?

eminey626 said...

oppss..! really? LOL! i wear black leggings sometimes ><

Irene said...

eminey..i wanted to..but never tried..
but now it sked me..hahahha

v a m p i r e said...

scary but i really like black legging alot haha thanks for sharing this

Irene said...

@vampire because black leggings can look sexy as well..rawr...hahahha

偉曹琬 said...

永遠不要躊躇伸出你的手。也永遠不要躊躇接受別人伸出的手。.................................................................

j_fish said...

erm.... i have a pair of them but never wore them back here. XD

janice said...

aiyo wear lenggings also kena dengue. sounds kong bu xD

irene said...

@j_fish i wanted to get one..luckily i haven't got it yet..

@janice :(

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