A dengue mosquito control campaign by the U.S. Army on an island in the South Pacific during World War II.
South Pacific Ocean Date:1944 Duration:3 min 11 sec Sound:Yes
U.S. Army personnel catch dengue fever on a South Pacific island during World War II. Men on beds are given tablets. A sign for dengue fever. A U.S. Army camp near a native village on an island shows breeding places for Aedes mosquito which transmit dengue to humans. Mosquito control specialists destroy all the breeding places. Men inspect fuel drums and cans. A sign reads 'cans must be burnt'. Cans are smashed and bottles are broken. The cans are dumped in large containers. Gambusia fish are put into water to feed on dengue mosquito larvae. Swamps are drained. Coconut shells are burnt. Men spray drums of water. An official report after carrying out the cleaning campaign. U.S. troops after recovering from dengue fever. Locations on a world map show the spread of dengue fever. U.S. soldiers are treated for dengue.
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