A massive dengue outbreak occurred in Bangladesh in 2019, killing 179 people
Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) will launch a special cleanup on Monday to protect city residents from dengue fever and other mosquito-borne diseases.
The operation, which is scheduled to take place between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m., runs until November 12th and includes 54 stations under the DNCC.
DNCC announced the ride through a press release on Sunday.
Prior to this, DNCC Mayor Md Atiqul Islam had held a virtual meeting on Saturday evening calling on local councils, reserved seating councils, media workers and other DNCC staff to make the combing operation a complete success to help prevent mosquito-borne diseases amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
In a video message to residents of the city on Saturday evening, the mayor said: “Unusual rainfall and high temperatures have caused a sudden dengue outbreak in the city. We are running special mosquito control campaigns to address the problem. “
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The release says the cleanup will also include legal action against people found with Aedes mosquito larvae near their home.
DNCC will use a fourth generation larvicide, Novaluron, which is effective, affordable, and environmentally friendly for combating mosquitoes. The larvicide remains effective for two to three months after its application.
The International Center for Diarrheal Diseases in Bangladesh (icddr, b) conducted an investigation into Aedes mosquitoes in 2019, which found that the mosquitoes had developed near-complete resistance to some of the insecticides used by urban communities over the past 10 years Companies were used.
A total of 40 health centers in the DNCC region are also used to test patients for dengue fever free of charge.
A total of 37 dengue patients are currently being treated in various hospitals across the country.
627 people have been diagnosed with dengue fever since January 2020. According to DGHS 586 of them have recovered.
A massive dengue outbreak occurred in Bangladesh in 2019, killing 179 people.