Two hundred people are to be recruited in the battle to reduce the number of mosquitoes and contain the dengue fever outbreak. Director of Food and Environmental Hygiene Gregory Leung Wing-lup said the department would recruit the workers next month to carry out mosquito-prevention work. This means there will be at least 10 extra workers tackling mosquitoes in each of Hong Kong's 13 districts. More will be recruited next year as the campaign steps up to prevent a major outbreak in the wet season. The first outbreak of locally contracted dengue fever has struck 20 people. The danger seems to have passed, with no new cases reported since September 24. The Permanent Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food, Carrie Yau Tsang Ka-lai, who chairs the government steering committee on dengue fever, said she hoped the SAR was out of the woods. 'But there's no room for complacency. Coming into the winter months we will continue with our combat-mosquito campaign,' she said.