Fumigation campaign starts across Pakistan

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The government of Punjab is stepping up its efforts to control the growing number of dengue cases in the country. An anti-mosquito spray campaign started on Friday across the country.

LAHORE:The initiative was taken by provincial health departments (Punjab) and city district councils(Lahore).Over 58,580 houses and 9,791 outdoor locations were inspected in Lahore. Larvae were found in 800 places, according to Deputy Commissioner Lahore Saleah Syed.

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Fumigation will be done at all airports in Pakistan, specifically in waiting lounges, runways, boarding rooms and cargos.

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The Lahore government is working to prevent dengue breeding from being formed.Deputy commissioner Lahore said they will check wherever water has collected and if dengue larvae are found, cases will be registered. The most recent death was reported in Islamabad on Monday.