Mosquitoes from Bangladesh might have played an active role in the rise of dengue cases in West Bengal, said West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
Pointing out that mosquitoes can cross the border, Mamata said, “The dengue situation in Bangladesh is very alarming. As Bangladesh is our neighbour, we need to be very careful.”
The West Bengal CM said this while addressing a ‘Save Green’ campaign in Kolkata on Thursday.
She also urged people living in border areas close to Bangladesh to be more careful.
“If something happens in Bangladesh, it will have its effect here in West Bengal as well,” she said.
Around 700 people have been diagnosed with dengue in West Bengal this year. “We need to be alert about the possible outbreak of dengue fever in West Bengal,” Mamata added.