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Highest level of Aedes larvae found at transport hubs, slums in Dhaka

Published: August 12, 2019 16:30:53 | Updated: August 12, 2019 17:24:24


The density of Aedes aegypti mosquito larvae has been found four times higher than the normal level at Mohakhali Bus Terminal, BRTC Bus Depot and Railway Slum in Kamalapur, Shajahanpur Slum and the Mugda Medical College Hospital area.

The findings of a recent study come amidst an outbreak of dengue fever transmitted by Aedes with Dhaka the epicenter, bdnews24.com.

The disease control section at the Directorate General of Health Services conducted the survey under a scheme to eradicate malaria and Aedes mosquito-borne diseases from July 31 to Aug 04.

It was an extended activity of its regular studies based on multi-storey buildings, residential areas, open places and under-construction buildings.

Four teams of entomologists conducted the latest study in 14 areas to assess the presence of Aedes in densely populated areas like slums, transport hubs and places near hospitals.

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