The fasting period coincides with the rainy season when mosquitoes breed in stagnant waters.
The Bauchi State Agency for the Control of HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Leprosy and Malaria, BACATMA, is to spray insecticide in mosques to prevent mosquito bites and malaria among Muslims during Ramadan.
The Director, Malaria Control Projects, Lawal Abubakar, stated this in an interview on Tuesday in Bauchi.
He said that the exercise was aimed at reducing the rate of malaria infection among the people, adding that the fasting period coincided with the rainy season when mosquitoes breed in stagnant waters.
“During this period, people tend to stay long in mosques, and since it is the rainy season the exercise will make a positive impact towards destroying the parasites at their larvae stage.
“‘The spraying will be carried out in mosques and their surroundings so that the parasites will be destroyed at the larvae stage since they hatch in large numbers,’’ he said.
Mr. Abubakar said that the agency had already trained its personnel, adding that the required chemicals had been procured for the exercise.
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