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Sunday, 27 February, 2005

India: Tsunami wipes out mosquito breeding areas in 3 TN districts

The December 26 tsunami had washed away all mosquito-breeding habitats in Nagapattinam, Kanyakumari and Cuddalore districts, where malaria and dengue were prevalent, according to a study by the Centre for Research and Medical Entomology (CRME).

There was no possibility of an epidemic in the coastal districts, as the tsunami had struck after the monsoon season.

Now there was also no threat of malaria and dengue, researchers of the Centre said in their study.

A team of entomologists, microbiologists, zoologists and biologists, carried out the study, on the directions of the Director General of the Indian Council for Medical Research, N K Ganguly.

Read the Full Article at The Hindu
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Blogger CT said :

Well, I'm glad. There's a silver lining to every cloud(as dark as it is), as they say. If all this info is published in the newspaper, less rumours and inaccurate info will be going around.

Sun Feb 27, 05:30:00 pm IST