Dengue Mumbai cases escalates post August rains, water logging
Mumbai : Dengue cases have shown a significant rise in Mumbai post heavy rains and water logging in several parts of the city in August this year.
A total of 102 dengue and 271 malaria cases have been registered so far after Mumbai witnessed heavy rains on August 29. Between September 1 and 11 1,974 mosquito breeding spots have been found by insecticide department officers.
Each breeding spot is believed to be having at least 150-200 eggs increasing risk of rise in the number of mosquitoes in Mumbai.
In addition, intermittent rains have made it difficult for the civic body to clear stagnated water.
“Most breeding sites are in common spots such as flower pots, water tanks, drums, on top of tarpaulin sheets. This season, a lot of temporary sheds have been erected that provide space for water to get collected,” NDTV quotes Dr Rajan Naringrekar, the insecticide officer in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), adding that wherever dengue virus is present, the mosquito will spread it.