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Center issues mosquito warning

WITH summer now officially under way, people are being warned to take precautions against the annual influx of mosquitoes.

While June through August are the peak months for the biting insects, they are likely to find ideal breeding conditions in the hot and wet days forecast for this month, an official from the Shanghai Center for Disease Control and Prevention said yesterday.

“Though we can’t say for certain what will happen this year, we do know that getting rid of standing water is the best way to keep mosquito numbers down,” said Dr Leng Pei’en, director of the center’s vector control department.

According to official figures, the mosquito density in Shanghai last month was actually lower than it was in April 2013.

“Thanks to people becoming more aware of the problem and the various cleanup campaigns, the density figure has been steadily dropping year on year,” Leng said.


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