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23 areas in Dhaka most risky for chikungunya

09 Jun 2017, 14:47

BSS

Dhaka: A total of 23 areas in the Dhaka city have been identified as the most risky for chikungunya disease, a report revealed on Thursday.

Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) released the report at a meeting on ‘Doings for prevention of chikungunya disease’ in the Health and Family Welfare Ministry.

Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammad Nasim presided over the meeting. Director General of Directorate General of Health Service (DGHS) Prof Dr Abul Kalam Azad and officials of the ministry, among others, were present at the meeting.

The risky areas are Uttara-9, Middle Badda, Gulshan-1, Lalmatia, Pallabi, Maghbazar, Malibagh, Rampura, Tejgaon, Banani, Nayatola, Kuril, Pirerbagh, Rayer Bazar, Shymoli, Uttara-4, Monipuripara, Mohammadpur, Mohakhali, Mirpur-1 and Korail Slum.

Health experts suggested destroying all potential mosquito breeding sources as the outbreak of chikungunya disease in the capital has increased sharply this year.

They said a massive awareness campaign is needed to destroy the breeding sources of mosquito for stopping outbreak of chikungunya disease.

Alongside eliminating the breeding sources of mosquito, people should be educated on the diseases as there is no special treatment of the disease, they added.

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