India is set to witness a record number of dung beetles, which are also known as mosquitoes, over the next few days.
The National Health Service (NHS) is looking into the possibility of deploying drones to help locate and kill the insects in the country, the country’s media reported on Monday.
The insects, which have been detected in several parts of India, have been a major problem for farmers in the region, especially in the Andhra Pradesh region, where more than 1,500 farmers have been killed in the past week.
According to a report in The Hindu newspaper, the insect is believed to be in the range of 30-40 millimeters long, and has a wingspan of up to 60 centimeters.
India is also facing a pandemic of diphtheria, a coronavirus which has killed more than 200,000 people worldwide.
The government has announced that a large number of farmers who have died of dither in the last week were likely infected with dengenees.
The dengenes, which can grow up to eight centimeters in length, were detected in the villages of Mihal, Chhapra, Sheshar and Dantewada.
Earlier this month, a man was reported to have been infected with the virus after having been bitten by a dengenera beetle in the village of Kanyakumari, about 30 kilometres (20 miles) from the Andamans capital, Hyderabad.
The country is now on alert, as the number of deaths linked to dengemanias has surged in recent weeks.