Mosquito Menace Hits Guwahati
GUWAHATI: With the onset of warmer months, mosquito menace has also hit Guwahati- adding to the residents’ woes.
Many people have complained from different localities of the city about the sudden surge in number of mosquitoes in their respective areas over the past few days.
A resident of Bharalumukh, Rajiv Didwania told G Plus, “The mosquitoes in my area are increasing day by day. A pond is located just opposite our building, I live on the fifth floor and we see uncountable mosquitoes here everyday.”
He further expressed concern over the fact that amidst the lockdown, the authorities must take necessary measures to ensure that vector-borne diseases do not take place in Guwahati.
The peak transmission season for various vector-borne diseases including Japanese Encephalitis (JE), Malaria and Dengue begins in April and goes upto November.
Another resident of Athgaon said that she too, has been facing trouble due to the rise in number of mosquitoes over the past week.
It is to be mentioned that in 2019, Assam recorded a total of 2307 cases for Malaria. Further, the state saw 167 cases of Dengue, 2652 positive cases for acute encephalitis syndrome and 642 cases for JE in 2019, as per the National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme.
On the other hand, officials of the Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) informed G Plus they undertake fogging on a continues basis to check the breeding of mosquitoes throughout the year.
“We will undertake fogging soon in the city in the coming weeks,” said a GMC official.
- Japanese Encephalitis (JE)
- Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC)