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651 mosquito breeding places identified in dengue survey

Times of India Sep 21, 2016: Visakhapatnam: 

The Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC) has identified dengue-causing mosquito Aedes Aegypti in 651 breeding places of 12,625 houses surveyed in the last two days. The survey began on Monday and a total of 372 fever cases were reported in the two-day survey.

This is the second such move of the corporation to survey houses in select areas to check the reach of such diseases.

On Monday, 159 fever cases were reported and 305 dengue breeding places were identified in around 6,000 houses and on Tuesday, the survey team identified 346 dengue breeding places and 213 fever cases by surveying 6,625 houses.

GVMC commissioner M Hari Narayanan said they are taking all possible measures to ensure that the dengue-causing mosquitoes are destroyed.

The commissioner said dengue mosquitoes were found in refrigerator’s drip box, ornamental plants, money plants, traditional wet grinders, tyres and other sources in the houses. The GVMC team advised residents about the importance of keeping their houses free from such dengue mosquitoes, the civic chief added.

Meanwhile, Vizag collector Pravin Kumar instructed teachers to publicise the ill-effects of fevers like dengue. The interaction took place when the former met with teachers from 10 mandals at Swarna Bharati Indoor Stadium here on Tuesday.

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