Residents urged to remove stagnant water to stop dengue

Health official says recent spell of rain has amplified the dengue threat


APP September 21, 2021
Young dengue virus patients undergoing treatment. PHOTO: PPI

RAWALPINDI:

The in-charge of the anti-dengue campaign, Dr Sajjad Ahmed, urged the residents to remove stagnant water in outdoor and household settings to stop mosquitoes from breeding after rain as prevailing weather was suitable for dengue larvae breeding.

The in-charge told APP that the present spell of rain had increased the threat of dengue larvae, which needed to be tackled urgently as the Met Office had forecast more rain in the week.

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He said that the health authority had devised an effective micro plan to control dengue’s spread keeping in view the 2019 year’s epidemic.

Dr Ahmed said that surveillance was being carried out in areas where dengue patients were reported last year.

He advised the residents to adopt precautionary measures and inform the department immediately if dengue larvae were found in their houses, as the government alone could not check the spread of the larvae.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 21st, 2021.

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