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Preparing to face dengue

The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) has fast-tracked its dengue prevention programme, with breeding of dengue-causing mosquitoes found in summers in certain parts of the city.

delhi Updated: Jun 01, 2011 23:54 IST
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The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) has fast-tracked its dengue prevention programme, with breeding of dengue-causing mosquitoes found in summers in certain parts of the city. Delhi has already reported four cases of dengue this year; the number was one last year.

“Finding breeding of Aedes mosquitoes in the summer season is a matter of serious concern. We need to check the breeding on time to control its outbreak,” said a senior MCD official from the health department.

The civic agency, with the help of other agencies involved in vector-borne disease control programme such as Delhi Jal Board, Delhi Development Authority, Irrigation and Flood department etc., have identified the areas in Delhi that are sensitive for mosquito breeding.

First Published: Jun 01, 2011 23:52 IST

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