Sustainable method to eradicate Dengue larvae
Minister of Health Pavithra Vanniarachchi has discussed a non-toxic, sustainable method to eradicate Dengue larvae with German Professor Donat Peter Hader at the Health Ministry recently.
The new method seeks to destroy Dengue larvae by using Chlorophyllin which is obtained from Chlorophyll through a simple chemical process.
During the discussion, Prof Hader has pointed out that the new method is totally different from the current mosquito eradication method in Sri Lanka that uses a toxic chemical to destroy the larvae which not only destroys the larvae but also the other microorganisms in the environment.
The Professor will experiment in this regard together with the National Dengue Control Unit to measure how successful it will be for Sri Lanka.