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Subject: Woman kills four million mozzies

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/04/10 at 1:42 am

A Taiwanese woman has set a world record for killing mosquitos after swatting four million in just one month.

Huang Yuyen, from Yunlin county, beat 72 rivals to the £1,900 top prize in a contest organised by insect trap-making company, Imbictus International.

Her catch weighed in at more than 1.5kg (3lbs 5oz) - more than double that of her nearest rival, reports the Daily Telegraph.

The company has sent an application to Guinness World Records asking that Miss Huang be recognised as the world's leading killer of the pest.

Mosquitoes were a major public health hazard in Taiwan as carriers of malaria until its official eradication on the island in 1965 - and are still responsible for the spread of dengue fever.

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