Image of Asia: Targeting mosquitoes during dengue outbreak

Image of Asia: Targeting mosquitoes during dengue outbreak

In this photo by Tsering Topgyal, people cover their faces & run in smoke as a municipal worker fumigates a residential area to prevent mosquitoes from breeding in New Delhi. Civic authorities are taking action to prevent dengue fever after a sharp rise in the mosquito-borne disease. Press Trust of India says this year's total of nearly 1,260 cases in New Delhi is the highest in five years. Dengue can cause fever, severe joint pain & headaches. There is no treatment.

HealthDisease & Medical Conditionsdengue feverPress Trust of India

Source: “Associated Press”

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