Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Remove Stagnant Water After Rain To Prevent Dengue Spread: Health Authorities

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RAWALPINDI: Chief Executive Officer District Health Authority Dr. Rashid Mehmood Khan asked the residents to remove stagnant water in outdoor and household settings to stop mosquitoes from breeding after rain and submerged water, ARY News reported.

The healthcare professional said though only two dengue cases have been detected in the year 2019 there was a need to remain vigilant to prevent the spread of dengue larvae during the season.

He urged the public to prevent the accumulation of stagnant water after rain to guard against mosquito-borne diseases including dengue fever.

Dr. Rashid said nothing was more precious than human life, and zero tolerance would be shown in dengue control.

He said dengue was under control in Rawalpindi and health department was on high alert to cope with any situation. Meanwhile, the Pakistan Meteorological Department has forecast dust-thunderstorm/rain with gusty winds at isolated places in Rawalpindi division during the next week.

The prevailing weather is suitable for dengue larvae breeding due to large open supplies of fresh water is easily accessible by the mosquitoes.

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