Mos­qui­toes tar­geted to cut dengue risk

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Bei­jing’s top health author­ity will launch a mos­quito-con­trol cam­paign in mid-May to guard against the in­creas­ing risk of dengue fever, the Bei­jing Com­mis­sion of Health and Fam­ily Plan­ning said on May 9. Dur­ing the cam­paign, which will run un­til Au­gust, health au­thor­i­ties will fo­cus on clean­ing pub­lic places to re­move ex­ces­sive wa­ter and pre­vent mos­qui­toes from breed­ing. Health au­thor­i­ties will mo­bi­lize the pub­lic to re­move pools of wa­ter from places such as pub­lic re­strooms, res­i­den­tial ar­eas, parks, con­struc­tion sites and garbage re­cy­cling sta­tions, a spokesman said. Other steps to con­trol mos­qui­toes in­clude re­leas­ing mos­quito-eat­ing fish in lakes and ponds and ap­ply­ing pes­ti­cides in ar­eas where re­mov­ing wa­ter is dif­fi­cult, such as un­der­ground sewage sys­tems.

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