Vector borne diseases increasing in various localities in Dimapur

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ANK: During a routine entomological study by the National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme on Malaria, Dengue and Japanese Encephalitis vector density in various localities in Dimapur, it was found that the vector density which refers to the number of mosquito population is increasing over the months.

Joint Director and State Programme Officer of National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme, Health and Family Welfare department, Dr. I. Talitemsula Jamir stated that mosquitoes thrive in areas with stagnant water so the current monsoon rains are adding to the growing population.

Informing that mosquito’s eggs can hatch in a week, she appealed to the public to remove stagnant water from all the containers around the house like flower pot bases, empty vessels, coolers, tyres and buckets once a week in order to avoid mosquito breeding. She also advised all to use mosquito net during day and night time especially pregnant women and children. Dr. Jamir further discouraged the rearing of pigs near human dwellings as Japanese Encephalitis virus can get multiplied in pigs which can be transmitted to humans.