POST TIME: 10 August, 2020 09:03:25 PM
DNCC drive finds Aedes larvae in 75 establishments
UNB, Dhaka

DNCC drive finds Aedes larvae in 75 establishments

The Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) on Monday found Aedes mosquito larvae in 75 houses and establishments on the third day of its combing operation to prevent dengue outbreak.

The owners of the houses and establishments were fined a total of Tk 62,300 and 26 cases were filed, said a press release.

DNCC started the drive at 10 am in 54 wards and visited 13,656 establishments on Monday.

The drive was operated in Uttar, Mirpur, Mohakhali, Kawran Bazar, Harirampur, Dakshinkhan, Uttarkhan, Vatara, and Satarkul areas.

Currently, nine dengue patients are being treated at different hospitals in the capital. 

The health authorities reported 369 dengue cases since the beginning of this year. Among them, 359 made recovery.

Bangladesh witnessed a massive dengue outbreak last year when 101,354 people were hospitalised and among them, 101,037 made full recovery.

According to official figures, the mosquito-borne disease killed 179 people last year.