Sudden increase of mosquitoes in the metro prompts DOH to intensify anti-mosquito drive

The mosquitoes are coming! The mosquitoes are coming!

Tina G. Santos of the Philippine Daily Inquirer reports: "The Department of Health (DOH) has started a massive mosquito elimination campaign, targeting construction areas, diggings, stagnant canals and waterways all over the metropolis following the sudden increase in mosquitos in some parts of Metro Manila."


The report noted: "Health Secretary Enrique Ona said the DOH was coordinating with local government units, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) to prevent the proliferation of mosquito breeding sites that may arise from ongoing road repairs, diggings and rehabilitation of major thoroughfares."


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