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This image was captured during an intense search for mosquito larvae brought on by an outbreak of Dengue fever in the Nagrakata block of the Jalpaiguri district in West Bengal, India in September, 2013. The district’s rapid response team led the investigation, and found that in this country liquor shop factory, there was a large area of water-logging, creating an ideal breeding ground for Aedes spp. mosquito larvae. This insect collector, collected samples of larvae, subsequently notifying the district administrators of the situation.
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Dengue virus is a leading cause of illness and death in the tropics and subtropics. As many as 400 million people are infected yearly. There are not yet any vaccines to prevent infection with Dengue virus and the most effective protective measures are those that avoid mosquito bites. When infected, early recognition, and prompt supportive treatment can substantially lower the risk of medical complications and death.

For more on the subject of Dengue fever, see the link below.

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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Santanu Sen, India
Creation Date:2013
Photo Credit:Santanu Sen, India
Links:CDC – National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID); Division of Vector-Borne Diseases (DVBD); Dengue
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