NVBDCP calls for caution
Dimapur, August 6 (MExN): An entomological study on dengue vector density or mosquito population revealed that there is a high risk of dengue transmission in Dimapur district where mosquito population is very high.
The study was carried out in various localities of Dimapur, Kohima, Wokha and Mokokchung during the dengue control month which is observed every year in July, according to Dr Neisakho Kere, co-director and head of the national control program. vector-borne diseases. Program (NVBDCP) in Nagaland.
Noting the high vector density in the localities where the survey was conducted in Dimapur, Dr Kere said the current monsoon rains add to the population growth as mosquitoes thrive in areas of standing water.
In this regard, the NVBDCP program called on the public across the state to take precautions and remove standing water from all containers around the house such as flowerpot bases, empty containers, coolers, tires, buckets, etc., once a week to discourage mosquito breeding. He also advised the public to keep all containers and tanks filled with water tightly covered and to dispose of all waste like plastic cups, old containers, tires, coconut shells, etc., around the hotel. complex every week.
He also called on the public, especially pregnant women and children, to sleep under mosquito nets during the day and at night and to seek immediate medical attention if they have a high fever.