KARACHI - Dengue is the most rapidly spreading mosquito-borne disease caused by breeding habitats of a major mosquito vector, Aedes Aegypti. It has lately assumed epidemic proportions engulfing the entire country.

The DHA spokesperson said that with a view to provide healthy and dynamic living environment to its residents the housing authority had launched a vector surveillance and exploration drive to identify the potential breeding points of mosquitoes and eliminate the epidemic. The vector surveillance and fumigation drive was being carried out by DHA Services teams in the Defence area.

The campaign, which kicked off last week, included fumigation and spray on stagnant water, storm water drains, garbage dumps and manholes. The fumigation campaign will prevent breeding of mosquitoes, flies and insects, which are carriers of various diseases and viruses. The teams sprayed insecticides with chemicals using vehicle-mounted machines in every nook and corner of the DHA. Fumigation of all DHA schools, colleges, clubs, directorates, medical centres, central library, residential areas, parks and surrounding areas is part of the fumigation campaign.