27 wards of Dhaka are more vulnerable to dengue

27 wards of Dhaka are more vulnerable to dengue
27 wards of Dhaka are more vulnerable to dengue

The number of dengue cases is increasing every day. The Health Department said that 13 wards of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) and 14 wards of South City Corporation (DSCC) are more vulnerable to dengue.

On Wednesday (September 21) morning, in a press conference of the capital’s Mohakhali Health Department, the director of the disease control branch of the institution, Professor Dr. Nazmul Islam.

He said that 48 sites in 40 wards of DNCC and 62 sites in 58 wards of DSCC have been surveyed in 3 thousand 150 houses in total 110 sites. The health department conducted this survey for 10 days through 21 teams. Each team surveyed at least 15 sites.

The results of the survey showed that out of 3 thousand 150 houses, 2 thousand 829 houses had negative test results. Out of this, 159 houses came positive. Among the total positive houses, 63 houses are located in DNCC area and 96 houses are located in DSCC.

As a percentage, 13 percent of houses in Dhaka North City Corporation area were found to have dengue-carrying Aedes mosquito larvae. Aedes mosquito larvae were found in 10 percent houses of the two city corporations.

The survey revealed that most mosquito larvae were found in different types of containers lying or left in the two cities. In addition, the existence of these larvae was also found in plastic drums or plastic containers on the floor of the house or building. Larvae were found in such containers in 26 percent of Dhaka South City Corporation area and 22 percent in Dhaka North City Corporation area.

The survey was conducted in two city corporation areas from 11 to 23 August. The surveyors examined a total of 1,830 houses in 62 wards in Dhaka South City Corporation. They found a total of 1 thousand 337 wet pots in these houses. Mosquito larvae were found in about 12 percent of the homes. And as for wet containers, about 22 percent contained mosquito larvae.

On the other hand, the highest density of mosquitoes was found in Ward No. 8 (Kamalapur and Motijheel), Ward No. 38 (Nawabpur and Bangshal) and Ward No. 41 (Wari and Narinda) of Dhaka South City Corporation.

The article is in Bengali

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