Lupolianski declares war on Jerusalem's mosquitoes

By ETGAR LEFKOVITS
September 20, 2006 23:27

 
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Jerusalem Mayor Uri Lupolianski on Wednesday declared all out war - on city mosquitoes. The mayor's declaration of war follows an unprecedented mosquito epidemic in the city's northern neighborhoods, the municipality said. The insects have been flocking to the capital from nearby Ramallah due to sewage problems in the Palestinian-controlled area, the city said. In an effort to combat the end of summer outbreak, the city began massive spraying in the areas between Jerusalem and Ramallah on Wednesday, in coordination with the Environment Ministry, and also plans to construct a waste purification plant between the two cities in the future. "We are talking about a real war and an unprecedented attack of mosquitoes that is making the lives of 200,000 residents of northern Jerusalem miserable," Lupolianski said. City residents said Wednesday that the mosquitoes are small enough that they can even make their way through window screens. Several children have been hospitalized from multiple mosquito bites and families have been forced to leave their homes as the result of the epidemic, the mayor added.

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