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Saturday 21 October 2017
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Malaria mosquitoes have reached Jaffna

Malaria mosquitoes have reached Jaffna

The Malaria Mosquitos which were idendtified to be present in Mannar  were found in 19 wells in the proxity of the Jaffna Mani Bus Stand. Urgent orders have been issue to take action to control the Malaria Mosquitos, said the DMO, K.Nanthakumar.

Earlier Sri Lanka had been announced as country sans Malaria. In this context Malaria Mosquitoes were identified in Mannar last year. Same strains of mosquitoes have been identified now in Jaffna.

Dengue Controlling officers examined the wells in close proximity of the Jaffna Main Bus Stand. During this examination mosquito larvas were found in them. They were confirmed to be of the Anopinissetpenis. Thereafter a wide spread examination was carried out, identifying 19 wells with Malarial larvas.

As 19 wells were identified so far a wider project is being planned where well within 2 km radius will be examined.If the wells identified infected, are in use fishnets will be release in them and if they not used chemicals will be sprayed , he said.


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