Leadership

To Stop Mosquito Breeding.

Issue 22 and Volume 45.

To Stop Mosquito Breeding. In Barbados, West Indies, the authorities have begun law proceedings against some parties for “not keeping their premises free of stagnant water liable to breed mosquitoes.” The evidence consisted of samples of the water, containing mosquito larvæ in each sample, and in one instance containing “a mosquito, which had been hatched since the sample had been taken.” With proof of such an irrefragable kind the defendants were prudent in throwing themseleves upon the mercy of the court. The magistrate remarked that there were larva* enough to supply a whole district with yellow fever, and he sentenced the criminals to the equivalent of seven days, or $7.

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