Via The Times of India: Chikungunya menace continues as 40 more cases surface in a day. Jaipur is the capital city of Rajasthan and 260 km from New Delhi. Excerpt and then a comment:
JAIPUR: Chikungunya, the vector-borne disease has turned into a nightmare to city dwellers with 40 fresh cases were detected on Tuesday.
According to the official figures of health department, the number of Chikungunya cases has gone up to 418 till now with no signs of abating. Hospitals are flooded with patients complaining of chikungunya and viral fever. Chief minister Vasundhara Raje is also down with viral fever.
Commissioner, medical and health Dr BR Meena said that his department is adopting multi prong approach to deal with the situation. He further said that while, along with anti-larval activities like fogging, the department has also initiated biological controls like releasing gambusia fish in water bodies to control the breeding of mosquitoes.
"Under the chief ministers Jal Swalamban scheme many water bodies were constructed and most of them have collected water due to the good rainfall during this monsoon season. These water bodies have also become breeding ground for mosquitoes," said Meena. He said the health department had advised the government to release gambusia fish which thrives on mosquito larva as part of the biological control programme, besides enhancing the number of doctors at hospitals.
He said an additional OPD has been opened at SMS hospital to deal with the rush and six additional doctors have been posted at Jaipuria and Gangori Bazar hospitals in the city. He said the government had already made laboratory test of Chikungunia and dengue free of cost apart from extending this facility to all district hospitals.
Please correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't fogging intended to kill adult mosquitos, not larvae?