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Report: Aedes Mosquito Larvae dense at 98 DSCC-DNCC wards

  • Published at 04:55 pm July 31st, 2019
Dengue cases in the Philippines have historically surged every three to four years, and the sharp increase this year is in line with expectations after a spike in cases nationwide in 2016 AFP

A larva is a distinct juvenile form many animals undergo before metamorphosis into adults

Aedes Mosquito Larvae have been reported much dense at 98 wards of both Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) and Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC).

The ‘Seasonal Aedes Survey’ was conducted in 100 areas under the 98 wards of Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) and Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) from July 17 to 27.

The density of Aedes Larvae was higher in 24 among the 40 DSCC wards and 38 among 58 DNCC wards, said a press release issued by the ‘Communicable Disease Control’ (CDC) unit of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on Wednesday.

A larva is a distinct juvenile form many animals undergo before metamorphosis into adults. Animals with indirect development such as insects, amphibians, or cnidarians typically have a larval phase of their life cycle.

The release also said that the clean water in containers such as old tires, bottles, pots, broken appliances, plastic containers etc are the breeding grounds of the Aedes mosquitoes resulting higher density of larvae. 

This year, 17,183 people were admitted to government and private hospitals so far with dengue infections, said the report.

While another report issued by ‘Health Emergency Operation Centre and Control Room’ of the DGHS said that 1,477 dengue patients were admitted to the hospitals in last 24 hours.

The report also said that 2,654 dengue patients were admitted to the hospital so far outside of the capital city.

Besides 362 people in Dhaka district, 106 people in Chattogram, 108 in Khulna, 31 in Rangpur, 61 in Rajshahi, 22 in Barishal, 29 in Sylhet and 80 people in Mymensingh were admitted to the hospitals with dengue.

The DGHS called for raising mass awareness to stop spreading of dengue.

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