Published:  09:50 PM, 07 August 2019

Dengue awareness programmes should start early: Speakers

Dengue awareness programmes should start early: Speakers
Speakers on Wednesday said awareness campaigns and measures to control dengue should start in early February.

"Dengue outbreak cannot be controlled without taking early measures ... eggs of aedes mosquitoes can survive in harsh condition. Actions to control it should be taken from February," Said Dr Humayun Reza Khan.

He made the comments at a discussion arranged by Bangladesh Zoological Society and Nature Conservation Society at Jatiya Press Club. 

Zoologists, university teachers, students and other academicians attended the programme where speakers spoke about different aspects of aedes mosquito's life cycle.

Chairman of Dhaka University Zoology Department Dr Humayun Reza Khan said awareness was the only way to eliminate aedes.

"Female aedes mosquito will not lay eggs if households are kept clean. Dengue problem can be solved if their breeding is controlled," he said.

Dr Reza expressed dissatisfaction saying representatives from Health Department and city corporations should have been present in the event.

Assistant Professor of Jagannath University Zoology Department Farzana Islam said the severity of dengue lasts from May to September. 

"We have to be extra careful because aedes mosquitoes make soundless flights," she noted.

Bangladesh Zoological Society President Dr Gulshan Ara Latifa, General Secretary Dr Tapan Kumar Dey, DU Zoology Department Entomologist Dr Tanzina Akter, Dr Murshida Begum, among others, were present.

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