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April 08, 2014

Dengue: "New Eco-Friendly Technology to Control Mosquitoes"

Sterile Insect Technique . This is the name of the new technique to be used to " control the proliferation of mosquitoes. It is eco-friendly , "said Minister of Health. Lormus Bundhoo speaking at a workshop on diseases transmitted by these insects. Monday, April 7 was World Health Day, which aims to alert on vector-borne diseases.

According Lormus Bundhoo the Sterile Insect Technique is to interrupt the mosquito breeding through the use of gamma radiation. This project will be conducted in collaboration with the International Atomic Energy Agency . " Sterile mosquitoes will then be released in large numbers. A female copulating with a sterile male will produce eggs but they will not hatch , "says Lormus Bundhoo. This, he says, will lead to a decline in the number of mosquitoes.

Until this project is implemented, chemicals continue to be used for mosquito control. Especially since they pose no danger to health, indicating the minister cites the World Health Organization.

Lormus Bundhoo is also backing on the situation with regard to dengue Triolet and surrounding areas. " During the last 72 hours, Friday, April 4 at 9:00 this Monday, April 7, no new cases of dengue have been recorded on a total of 537 samples collected during the same period , "emphasizes Lormus Bundhoo. So far, 44 cases of dengue have been detected.

In addition, 4,162 homes were inspected and 1,079 admonitions from March 21 to April 2. And Triolet, where most victims resident, 53 hectares of wasteland have been cleaned, old wheels and 40 824 tonnes of waste were removed.

The Minister of Health has also announced its intention to contact his colleague of the Environment, Deva Virahsawmy for the establishment of regional structures for regular environmental audits across the country.

 

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