Civic body has removed various peri-domestic sources of breeding in the city from June 2012 till date

As part of its campaign to curb mosquito menace in the city, the Chennai Corporation has removed various peri-domestic sources.

A total of 884 tonnes unused tyres, one tonne plastic cups, five tonnes buckets and two tonnes coconut shells have been removed from June 2012 till date.

A press release here said that dengue awareness campaigns were conducted and three lakh health ambassador cards were issued to school students and 1,500 awareness CDs distributed.

In all major slums and vulnerable pockets in Chennai, 10 lakh hand bills and 50,000 dengue awareness stickers were distributed.

From July last year, surveillance activity including case-tracking, which was earlier conducted only for conformed positive cases of dengue, was strengthened and all suspected cases were brought under surveillance. It was further intensified and all fever cases were brought under surveillance.

In October 2011, 117 cases of dengue were reported and in October 2012, it was 116. Similarly, in November 2011 and in November 2012, 74 and 29 cases were reported, respectively.

In December 2011 and December 2012, 40 and 5 cases were reported. In January 2012 the number of cases that were confirmed was 40 and this year until January 20, it was just 6.

The civic body has also requested the public to extend their fullest co-operation in controlling dengue and malaria in the city.

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