Discarded storage containers may be aggravating Bengaluru dengue outbreaks

In this latest piece by Dr. Farah Ishtiaq, Principal Scientist, TIGS in Nature India where she discusses the importance of Neighborhood surveillance in public places which can help in real-time forecasting of dengue outbreaks in urban areas.

The recent study from TIGS found several man-made habitats such as discarded plastic containers and wrappers, coconut shells, tyres, unused grinding stones which serve as prime mosquito larval breeding sites contributing to localised dengue outbreaks.

Citizen participation is integral in keeping our surroundings free of any mosquito larval breeding sites and fighting dengue.

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