New Delhi: The threat of several vector-borne diseases loom large in the state amid monsoon said Dr Naresh Purohit, Advisor- National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme.

Voicing his concern on this issue renowned  Epidemiologist Dr. Purohit told vibrant news that according to WHO dengue fever is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected mosquitoes. The primary vectors that transmit the disease are Aedes aegypti mosquitoes and breeding occurs mainly through man-made containers, including buckets, mud pots, discarded containers, used tyres and stormwater drains, making dengue an insidious disease in densely populated urban areas.

Principal Investigator for National Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme Dr Purohit stated that there is a evidence for an increase in the burden of dengue and  this will pose a public health challenge and requires tailor made remedial activities taking into consideration various factors associated.

Noted Infectious disease expert said that citizens should be watchful of places where water remains stagnant and can lead to mosquito breeding during the rainy season. He added that many times, mosquito breeding spots are found inside homes namely in plates under pots, abandoned tyres and open tanks.