272 households issued notice for ignoring mosquito larvae

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Gurgaon, Sep 2 (IANS) At least 272 households were issued notice for failing to prevent mosquito breeding at their premises in Gurgaon, Deputy Commissioner (DC) T.L. Satyaprakash said on Friday.

The DC exhorted the people of the district to take action at community level and not to allow breeding of larvae in or near their houses for next 10 to 15 days.

He said that cases of dengue in Gurgaon in 2016 are less but we can control it at this stage only by stopping the larvae from growing.

“Usually dengue is at its peak in mid of October and if we take action at community level now to control breeding of larvae in our houses, we can control it here, otherwise, it is bound to spread in the aftermath of rains,” he said.

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He said that Gurgaon is spread over an area of about 300 sq km and government functionaries cannot reach everywhere. So, it is the responsibility of every individual to do the 10-minute Mozzie Wipeout every day.

The larvae of Aides mosquito grow in clean water, usually found in flower pots, open overhead tanks, small quantity of rain water accumulated in waste tyres, utensils and broken pots etc.

He said that the district administration is creating facility for posterity and is developing base map through GIS Mapping. Data of waterlogging and dengue-prone areas was being prepared with the help of Haryana Space Application Centre (HARSAC).

About 80 suspected cases of Chikunguniya and 36 cases of dengue have been reported in the district till now.

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In 2016, a total of 451 dengue cases were reported in Gurgaon.



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