Awareness campaign on dengue

DIMAPUR: | Publish Date: 8/1/2018 3:14:08 AM IST

A community awareness campaign on dengue was organised for the ward leaders and business community of Chumukedima at Chumukedima town hall on July 31. 

A press release by district vector borne officer (DVBO) Dimapur, Dr. Imtiwapang Aier said that, CH consultant, CIHSR, Dr. Rohan as a resource person, oriented the participants on the causes, signs & symptoms and diagnosis of dengue. He further informed that aedes aegypti mosquito that cause dengue was a fearless daytime biter and its peak biting periods were early mornings and evening before dusk. 

DVBDC, M. Ezewe oriented the participants on the prevention and control measures of dengue. He emphasised the importance of sanitation and urged the participants to follow the 4S to control dengue which included search and destroy mosquito breeding laces, secure self-protection, seek early consultation and support fogging or spraying only in hotspot areas.

EAC Chumukedima, Thejavizo Nakhro while delivering vote of thanks, led the participants in making a resolution to conduct social work in their respective localities to control mosquito breeding places and prevent the spread of dengue in Chumukedima. He further urged them to keep their own surrounding clean on a daily basis. The program was chaired by DVBO, NVBDCP, Dr. Imtiwabong Aier. Other participants included president, Pastor Union Chumukedima and staff under administration department, Chumukedima. More than 500 members participated in the awareness campaign.


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