Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) mayor Sayeed Khokon on Tuesday said new medicine is working well in repelling Aedes mosquitoes and larvae.
He came up with the announcement while launching an operation to destroy breeding grounds of Aedes mosquito and cleanliness drive at Dhaka Medical College and Hospital in the capital marking World Mosquito Day Tuesday (August 20)..Drives were conducted in 58,747 houses under DSCC till Monday (August 19), as part of preventing dengue epidemic, said Mayor Sayeed Khokon.
The mayor said "You all know that DSCC has been spraying mosquito repellents in each house to destroy breeding places of aedes, since July," adding "New medicine that is using to destroy breeding sources of Aedes might have worked properly."
"Aedes larva found in around 1,200 houses have been destroyed," he said.
The DSCC mayor said they were working to the full strength to bring the dengue outbreak under control within the first week of September.