ST Pardeshi, head of the health department of Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC), said to the general body of Pune Municipal Corporation that only one person has died of dengue since January.
National Institute of Virology scientists said the high density of human population, a protective environment with well-controlled temperature and humidity is tailor-made for mosquito breeding. Higher the density of mosquitoes, in close proximity to human habitation, better the transmission of dengue virus.
Mosquitoes that transmit the dengue virus are generally found in uncovered water storage barrels, flower pot plates and terraces. The PMC has also found that larvae of the Aedes agypti mosquitoes in some elevator ducts, lotus ponds, defrost trays in refrigerators, money plants and parking lots.
The civic administration has been carrying out surveys and officials have filed cases against owners of properties where dengue mosquitoes have been found.
Cases were filed against 2,600 people and the department collected Rs 1.6 lakh fine from them. Since January, around 758 dengue patients were found in the city.