Chennai: Chennai Corporation was working hard against the breeding and spread of Aedes aegypti mosquito, which is considered one of the reasons for the outbreak of dengue and Chikungunya fever, Mayor Saidai S Duraisamy said in a meeting.
Addressing the Corporation Council meeting, he referred to media media reports that 10 patients have been admitted in Rajiv Gandhi Government Hospital for dengue and said, "We have come to know that seven of them are from Tiruvallur district, while one each are from Odisha and Nepal. One is from Chindadripet in Chennai."
Spelling out the efforts taken to control the spread of Aedes aegypti, he said Chennai Corporation has been taking efforts to clean ponds, lakes and other water bodies.
"When the house concerned was inspected, it was found that Aedes aegypti mosquito was found in the surroundings. Waste, garbage, unused plastic tyres were removed, pesticides were sprayed and mosquito repellent was also sprayed in the area. Chennai Corporation has taken all steps to control the spread of Aedes aegypti fever due to mosquitoes," Duraisamy said.
According to the World Health Organisation, the virus for Dengue fever is the most important arbovirus to man in the world, and since Aedes has been found to transmit this virus, it has been widely studied and blamed as the vector.