Thursday, July 05, 2007

Breed mosquito = Go to jail

Singapore is taking its fight against dengue seriously. A man has been charged in court for breeding mosquitoes. If found guilty, he will be fined a maximum of S$5,000 or face a jail term of up to three months. From Channel NewsAsia:
He is the owner of a commercial fishing pond in Pasir Ris.

Pasir Ris Drive 6 has become the number one dengue hotspot in Singapore, with close to 40 new cases as of Wednesday.

The NEA believes a pumping station at a commercial fishing pond there is the main culprit.

NEA officers found over 600 mosquito larvae there.

But they pointed out that they did not find mosquito larvae at the same site during their earlier checks.

"This pumping station happens to be en route for residents going to the MRT station. Though we have destroyed the breedings, we believe some of the mosquitoes may have found their way into the nearby homes," said Silachart Lau, GM of Northeast Regional Office, NEA.
Better check your homes people. Make sure you don't breed mosquitoes aye.

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