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Amid dengue fever outbreak, Hong Kong schools battle mosquitoes

Hong Kong’s Department of Health has carried out a mass campaign to combat mosquitoes following an unprecedented dengue fever outbreak in the lead up to the new academic year in September. During August, 26 people contracted the mosquito-borne virus in Hong Kong. People with dengue fever display symptoms including high fever, muscle pain and a rash – and in rare cases it can lead to death.