Mosquito Diseases: During the Corona period, it is important to be vigilant about mosquito-borne diseases because the fact cannot be denied that thousands of people die every year due to diseases caused by mosquitoes around the world. This is the reason that the administration has managed a variety of preventive measures from spraying the medicine. A report has been published in Dainik Jagran on what measures are taken by the administration and people to avoid mosquitoes. Many shocking revelations have been made in the report of this survey conducted by Local Circles.
In a survey conducted on more than 38 thousand people in 352 districts of the country, 70 percent said that municipal corporations and panchayats never sprayed or did it only once or twice a year. Think, in the Corona period, we are taking monsoon related diseases lightly. This is certainly a matter of concern. Many things have also come out in this survey on the methods of protection from mosquitoes. This situation is when the world is groaning from mosquito-borne diseases and India has been considered to be the biggest affected country.
So many crore cases of dengue annually
Every year about 9.6 crore cases of dengue are reported and about 40 thousand people die. According to the survey, 17 times more people are victimized by mosquitoes than by infectious diseases.
People’s opinion on spraying by the government
During this survey, when people were asked how many times a year their areas were sprayed, 37 percent of the people said that they had never been sprayed in their area. At the same time, 33 percent people said that once or twice a year.
10 percent people believe that spraying has been done 3 to 6 times in a year. 8 percent believe that spraying is done 6 to 12 times in a year, while 5 percent say that more than 12 times they are sprayed by the government. In the survey, 1 percent of the people were also those whose answer was that they cannot say anything, whether the spraying has happened or not.
What do people do to protect themselves from mosquitoes?
1. According to the survey, 5 percent people get spraying done by private service.
2. In the survey, 33 percent of the people said that they use repellant machines, coils or rackets.
3. There are 15 percent of people who use repellant liquid, spray, cream or patch.
4. In the survey, 1 percent of the people say that they adopt both the options.
5. Apart from this, there are 13 percent people who adopt other options apart from all these.
6. There are 23 percent of the people surveyed who take both the options first, meaning they use repellant machine, racket repellant liquid, spray, cream or patch.
Apart from these, 3 percent people could not tell anything in the survey, 5 percent people adopt the first three options. And there are 3 percent who take 1st and 3rd option.
How much do you spend a month on mosquito protection?
The survey found 44% of people who spend up to Rs 200 on mosquito protection. According to the survey, there are 18 percent people who spend 200 to 500 rupees in a month to protect against mosquitoes. At the same time, there are 12 percent such people, who are 500-1000 rupees. spend on it.
5 percent number 1000-2000 Rs. Those who spend every month on mosquito protection. There are 20 percent people who do not spend any money on it. At the same time, there are 1 percent who could not tell how much Rs. Spend money to protect yourself from mosquitoes.
The danger is great, caution is necessary
Experts say that 17 percent more people are victims of diseases caused by mosquito and some other such insect bites than all infectious diseases. And due to these, 7 lakh people die annually worldwide. Worldwide, there are 219 million cases of malaria caused by the Anopheles mosquito. At the same time, 4 lakh people die annually due to malaria. And most of them are children under the age of 5.
Dengue outbreaks in 129 countries
According to the report, dengue is the most common infectious disease caused by the Aedes mosquito. 3.9 billion population in 129 countries is in danger. Chikungunya, Zika, Yellow Fever, West Nile Fever and Japanese Encephalitis are other diseases caused by mosquitoes.