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Monday, June 17, 2013

Malaysia : Website launched to fight dengue

Article via the New Straits Times :

" The Health Ministry yesterday launched the I-Dengue website and application system to provide the public with the latest information on dengue hot spots in the country as well as measures to avoid getting the disease.

Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam said the website was developed using remote sensing technology and the geografic information system (GIS), with the public able to assess it at

"The website will be updated every week. The government hopes that access to this information will make the fight against the dengue menace more effective, especially to the general public," he said after opening the National-level Asean Dengue Day 2013 at the Inland Revenue Board hall, here.

Also present were deputy director-general of health Datuk Dr Lokman Hakim Sulaiman and Kedah Health director Dr Ismail Abu Taat.

Dr Subramaniam also reminded the public on the heavy penalty imposed for creating breeding grounds for Aedes mosquitoes -- a RM500 compound fine for the first offence and a fine of up to RM10,000 in court for repeat offences."

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