Even Though Dengue Cases have Declined, There is No Relief in the District: This is the Reason

Even Though Dengue Cases have Declined, There is No Relief in the District: This is the Reason

September 5: Dr Naveen Chandra Kulal, district vector-borne disease control officer said that there is a steady decline in suspected cases of dengue in the last five days across Dakshina Kannada District.
He also mentioned that even though the dengue cases have declined, this cannot be comforting as there is a steady rise in cases of malaria. He stated that The district health and family welfare office is waging a constant battle to keep vector-borne diseases under check.
Dakshina Kannada  district reported 952 ‘line-listed’ cases of dengue from January 1 to August 31, there were 1,341 cases of malaria in the same period, said Dr Naveen.
He also mentioned that out of the total verified dengue and malaria cases 65% and 90% of them were reported from Mangalore City Corporation limits.
The various surveillance activities against these diseases reported that that most breeding of larvae happened in open terraces and external extended window sills. Several cases of larvae thriving were also found in trays of flower pots, both inside and outside homes and in gardens, overhead water tanks, and even in water trays of some old model refrigerators in homes.

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