Entomological and Epidemiological Interpretations for Dengue Situation in Data Ganj Buksh Town, Lahore, Pakistan
Arooj Aftab Nadeem1,2
1. Provincial Medical Entomologist, Directorate General Health Services Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
2. Department of Zoology, Lahore College For Women University, Lahore, Pakistan
Journal of Mosquito Research, 2016, Vol. 6, No. 4 doi: 10.5376/jmr.2016.06.0004
Received: 28 Sep., 2015 Accepted: 10 Dec., 2015 Published: 19 Jan., 2016
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Nadeem A.A., and Manzoor F., 2016, Entomological and Epidemiological Interpretations for Dengue Situation in Data Ganj Buksh Town, Lahore, Pakistan, Journal of Mosquito Research, 6(4): 1-6 (doi: 10.5376/jmr.2016.06.0004)
Lahore is one of the dengue endemic cities of Pakistan. Very few studies have been published on entomological and epidemiological aspects of dengue in Lahore: Pakistan. Area specific knowledge on breeding of mosquitoes, types of containers and seasonal rhythms of vector population is essential for preparing an effective prevention plan against dengue. During present study from January 2013-December 2013, Aedes larvae situation in 18 Union Councils of Data Ganj Buksh Town, Lahore, confirmed dengue patients UC wise breakup, type of containers from which larvae were found during surveillance in 2013 were discussed in detail. Results of study indicate that out of 18 UC’s six were most vulnerable for dengue larvae, 1,023 larvae from 613 sites were detected, 628 larvae were from indoor spots and 395 were from outdoor spots. 203 patients were reported in the town till December 2013. It was concluded that due to poor quality of spray and extensive fogging in the months of October and November incidence of larvae, adults and no of dengue patients increased in 2013.
Lahore; Aedes; Larvae; Surveillance; Insecticide