The Aedes Aegypti, a species of mosquito which causes dengue fever is seen breeding in the city on a large scale. For this Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) has slapped notices on those who are acting negligent to this situation. The individuals who were charged include shopkeepers and big establishments as dengue larvae were found breeding in their premises.
Malaria and filarial department of NMC has come up with 37 cases of dengue in this month, and in August around 39 cases were reported. January marked 102 cases in which the tested patient was found positive of the dengue fever but luckily no one died of the disease.
Last year two deaths were noticed in the city out of 565 cases. This year August and September saw a drop in the number of cases as compared to last year. It was seen that the month of August and September 2018 had 69 cases and 565 patients respectively.
Around 94 residences, 29 schools, 14 basements, 13 tyre shops, 13 construction sites, and two hospitals were found breeding the larvae. A penalty would be charged by the anti-nuisance squad on the people who are failing to destroy the breeding spots or keeping their properties clean and tidy and out of reach of the mosquitoes.
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