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Anti-larva teams detect 39 cases of dengue larva in city

Punjab Tribune Bureau | September 11, 2019 07:59 PM

The spray of larvicide in flood-affected villages continue

 Jalandhar: The anti-larva cell of the health department on Wednesday detected 39 dengue cases in various places of the city during its drive against the vector-borne diseases under Tandarust Punjab Mission.

Separate teams of anti-larva cell led by David Masih, Gagandeep, Pradeep Kumar, Vinod Kumar, Shakti Gopal, Gurwinder Singh, Sher  Singh, Amanpreet Singh, Amit Kumar, Pawan Kumar, Mandeep Singh, Amit Kumar and others carried out special checking in Suraj Ganj, Kot Baba Deep Singh Nagar, Kishanpura, Dakoha, Basti Peer Daad, Tej Mohan Nagar, Sodal and surrounding areas.

The teams visited 510 houses covered the population of 2030 and checked 205 desert coolers and 497 waste containers.

Meanwhile, the five anti-larva teams of the health department continue to spray larvicide on stagnant water and drain in flood-affected villages of Lohian Khas block of Shahkot sub-division.  Members of teams told the residents that the desert coolers, containers could act as a breeding ground for the mosquitoes to spread diseases like dengue, malaria, and others. 

They said that the drive was aimed at identifying vulnerable places for producing the larva of mosquitoes.

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