Dengue larvae found at eight places in Jalandhar

Dengue larvae found at eight places in Jalandhar

While conducting a survey in the district, health teams found dengue larvae at eight places in Jagatpura, Abadpura and Gandhianagar areas on Monday. - File photo

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, September 13

While conducting a survey in the district, health teams found dengue larvae at eight places in Jagatpura, Abadpura and Gandhianagar areas on Monday. Dengue larvae were destroyed in these areas and Tempiphos was sprayed in the waterlogged areas of the city. Notably, Jagatpura, Abadpura and Gandhinagar are all slum areas with congested settlements. Water was found accumulated in roofs, coolers, tins, pots etc. at many places and Pyrethrum, an insect repellent, was sprayed.

A total of 143 houses were surveyed in the district today.

The District Health Department has also collected 24 samples in the city today for malaria testing. While six dengue cases have been reported in the district so far.

Epidemiologist Aditya Paul said, “The dengue larvae samples were collected from coolers, flower pot, tures, containers and the roof of an under-construction building. Surveys are ongoing and more areas are also being inspected everyday.”

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