Dengue mosquito breeding inside houses 27% up last year

Mumbai: For a significant number of dengue patients last year, the breeding source may have been their own homes. BMC’s insecticide department found Aedes aegypti mosquito breeding in nearly 27% more homes in 2018 than the year before.

Statistics show that out of the 1.4crore households inspected last year, the department found active breeding in 38,818. In comparison, around 30,598 households were positive for dengue breeding in 2017 when 1.3 crore homes were checked. One larvae breeding spot can contain up to 200 eggs.