A report from Rawalpindi via The News International: 9,188 spots, 7,078 houses visited under vector surveillance campaign. Excerpt:
During last three weeks, the teams of district health department have visited a total of 9,188 spots and 7,078 houses during a special surveillance campaign launched here in town to avoid dengue fever in future. To date, a total of 140 containers have been found larvae positive.
The district health department has launched the campaign on vector surveillance and eradication of indoor and outdoor breeding sites of ‘aedes aegypti’, the mosquito that causes dengue fever, on November 3 with an aim to avoid dengue fever outbreak in the district in 2012.
District health department has formed a total of 20 teams to carry out activities in a door-to-door campaign. The teams have to cover a total of 76 selective union councils of the town along with 15 wards of cantonment area.
In the outdoor activity, the health department found a total of 9,779 containers — different types of collection of water — at 9,188 spots of which 49 containers were having larvae of the ‘aedes aegypti’.
“All the containers have been removed while larvae were eliminated from the larvae positive containers,” said District Health Officer Dr. Khalid Randhawa while talking to ‘The News’ on Wednesday.