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June 13, 2021

Dengue prevention steps discussed

 
June 13, 2021

LAHORE : Dengue mosquitoes breeding increases during Monsoon season which also enhances the number of dengue patients.

“Apart from a vigorous anti-dengue campaign from the concerned government departments, enthusiastic participation of general public in the campaign is inevitable to check the dengue breeding,” said Prof Dr Zarfishan Tahir, Dean Institute of Public Health (IPH), in a statement regarding dengue prevention measures, here on Saturday.

She urged the people to remove discarded items like old tyres, plastic bottles and other useless things from the roofs of their houses so that rains water do not accumulate in these things, which ultimately become dengue breeding hot spots. She further said that people should also check flowers pots, lawns, room coolers, refrigerators trays etc to remove stagnant water to eliminate dengue breeding sites. Dr Zarfishan said that like malaria, dengue fever is an endemic which surfaced during favourable climate conditions and it is our collective responsibility that everyone should play active role to control dengue spread.