Aedes breeding grounds abound

  • An overflowing tank has left a rooftop of a house in Dhaka’s Dholpur waterlogged for a long time. The stagnant water can turn into a breeding spot for the dengue-carrying Aedes mosquitoes. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin

    An overflowing tank has left a rooftop of a house in Dhaka’s Dholpur waterlogged for a long time. The stagnant water can turn into a breeding spot for the dengue-carrying Aedes mosquitoes. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin

  • A nature lover grows plants on the rooftop of his house in Dhaka's Dholpur but mosquitoes can breed in the stagnant water left on the pot. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin

    A nature lover grows plants on the rooftop of his house in Dhaka's Dholpur but mosquitoes can breed in the stagnant water left on the pot. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin

  • Stagnant water on the Dhupkhola ground in Old Dhaka is one of the breeding grounds for Aedes mosquitos as Bangladesh faces an outbreak of dengue fever amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin

    Stagnant water on the Dhupkhola ground in Old Dhaka is one of the breeding grounds for Aedes mosquitos as Bangladesh faces an outbreak of dengue fever amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin

  • Stagnant water on the Dhupkhola ground in Old Dhaka is one of the breeding grounds for Aedes mosquitos as Bangladesh faces an outbreak of dengue fever amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin

    Stagnant water on the Dhupkhola ground in Old Dhaka is one of the breeding grounds for Aedes mosquitos as Bangladesh faces an outbreak of dengue fever amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin

  • This house in Old Dhaka's Gandaria looks amazing from the outside. But the owner of the building is unaware of the stagnant water that has accumulated on the rooftop due to an overflowing tank, which can turn into a breeding ground for dengue-carrying Aedes mosquitos. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin

    This house in Old Dhaka's Gandaria looks amazing from the outside. But the owner of the building is unaware of the stagnant water that has accumulated on the rooftop due to an overflowing tank, which can turn into a breeding ground for dengue-carrying Aedes mosquitos. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin

  • The coronavirus pandemic has caused an uptick in the use of plastic cups and plates. But the careless dumping of these disposable items could raise the risks of stagnant water accumulation, which is a breeding spot for Aedes mosquitos. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin

    The coronavirus pandemic has caused an uptick in the use of plastic cups and plates. But the careless dumping of these disposable items could raise the risks of stagnant water accumulation, which is a breeding spot for Aedes mosquitos. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin

  • Aedes mosquitos can breed on the stagnant rainwater found on the discarded coconut shells and disposable plastic cups at Dhaka University’s TSC area. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin

    Aedes mosquitos can breed on the stagnant rainwater found on the discarded coconut shells and disposable plastic cups at Dhaka University’s TSC area. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin

  • Aedes mosquitos can also breed on the stagnant rainwater on the garbage dumped near Dhaka Medical College Hospital in the capital. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin

    Aedes mosquitos can also breed on the stagnant rainwater on the garbage dumped near Dhaka Medical College Hospital in the capital. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin

  • Plastic materials tossed out of houses in Dhaka's Jatrabari can turn into a breeding ground for Aedes mosquitos during the ongoing monsoon season. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin

    Plastic materials tossed out of houses in Dhaka's Jatrabari can turn into a breeding ground for Aedes mosquitos during the ongoing monsoon season. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin