MOSCOW, September 29 (RIA Novosti) - With the country's one-week National Day holiday starting on October 1, the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has warned the population against possible dengue fever risks, Xinhua reported Monday.
People are advised to take precautions during travels to the country's south.
So far, the fever has claimed the lives of four people, with a total of 12,336 cases registered. South China's Guangdong Province has reported the largest number of dengue fever cases – 11,867, Xinhua stated citing official reports.
China's CDC declared that the mosquitoes, whose number is five times larger than usual, are to blame for the outbreak of the fever. Yin Wenwu, a Chinese CDC researcher, also told Xinhua that rainy weather has contributed to the outbreak of the fever.
Due to the spread of the disease, Tokyo's authorities have been undertaking disinfection works, closing several parks, which are believed to be a hotbeds of the disease.