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Uttarakhand: The threat of dengue is increasing in Doon, dengue larvae found at 55 places, know how to prevent it

With the onset of monsoon, the threat of dengue has also started increasing in Dehradun. Dengue larvae were found at 55 places in Dehradun yesterday. Which were destroyed by ASHA workers. Although no case of dengue has been reported in Dehradun so far. But the Municipal Corporation and Health team are running a campaign in 100 wards across the city.

Dengue larvae found at 55 places in Doon

In view of the increasing threat of dengue, a search campaign was conducted in 12,236 houses in Dehradun on Tuesday. During this, larvae were searched in 31,521 containers. Dengue larvae were found in 55 containers, which have been destroyed. Let us tell you that till now dengue larvae have been found in 71,437 houses and 203685 containers. Out of which 285 have been destroyed after finding larvae.

Dengue threat increasing in Dehradun

Dengue larvae are being continuously destroyed by the Municipal Corporation of Dehradun. Additional Municipal Commissioner Municipal Corporation Dehradun Bir Singh Budiyal said that our ASHA workers, Municipal Corporation and Health Department team are continuously engaged in 100 wards. The team is going to every ward and destroying the larvae and also making people aware.

He said that wherever larvae are found, they are being destroyed through insecticides and spraying. Additional Municipal Commissioner Bir Singh Budiyal said that special focus is being given on those areas where dengue had spread more last time.

Doon Hospital advised citizens to be cautious

In view of the possibility of spread of dengue and chikungunya along with water-borne diseases etc. during the rainy season, Doon Hospital has advised citizens to be cautious. High fever, pain behind the eyes, severe pain in muscles and head, bleeding from gums and nose and red rashes on the body can be symptoms of dengue. High fever, headache, general pain in joints and red rashes on the body are the main symptoms of chikungunya.

Doon Hospital’s Medical Superintendent Dr. Anurag Agarwal said that Andes mosquito, the carrier of dengue and chikungunya, lives in stagnant clean water and bites during the day. Wear full sleeve clothes and do not let water accumulate. To avoid this, keep the surroundings of the house clean. Empty all containers filled with water and water from coolers once a week, dry them and fill them with fresh water. You can use mosquito nets while sleeping even during the day.

Prevention from dengue and chikungunya

  • Keep water vessels covered
  • Do not let water accumulate in coolers, drum tanks, buckets etc. Dry them thoroughly before using them again.
  • Do not let water accumulate around hand pumps as well.
  • Pour kerosene or burnt engine oil on the accumulated water and keep the surroundings clean.
  • Use mosquito nets while sleeping and wear full sleeve clothes.