Monday, September 19, 2011

Pakistan's Public Health Enemy Number One

Arooj Khalid, a Youth Journalism International student in Lahore, Pakistan, wrote about an outbreak of dengue fever in her country. Read that piece here.

Below are photos she took of billboards warning of the fever, which is spread by mosquitos, a close-up of a photo of a mosquito feasting on human flesh and the type of stagnant pools of water that serve as prime breeding grounds for the mosquitos.


Arooj Khalid / youthjournalism.org
Billboard in Lahore, Pakistan, warns
 people of mosquito-borne dengue fever


Arooj Khalid / youthjournalism.org
A mosquito:
the creature responsible for spreading the fever

Arooj Khalid / youthjournalism.org
Stagnant water, shown above and below,
 is a prime breeding ground for mosquitos.

Arooj Khalid / youthjournalism.org

Arooj Khalid / youthjournalism.org
Arooj Khalid / youthjournalism.org

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