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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Malaysia, Selangor : Flats among dengue hotspots identified by MPSJ

Article via The Star, excerpt :

" The Subang Jaya (MPSJ) Municipal Council has identified low-cost flats under its jurisdiction that have become a breeding ground for Aedes mosquitoes.

The Saujana Puchong 7 flats have been identified as one of the hotspots, with 20 cases of dengue reported in the area.

In total, 676 dengue cases have been reported, with about 338 cases confirmed as positive.

In May, a 20 year-old woman, from a low-cost flat in Serdang Perdana 5, died of dengue fever.

Speaking at the full board meeting yesterday, MPSJ president Datuk Asmawi Kasbi said Subang Jaya was not the only area affected, but a nationwide problem.

“Aedes mosquitoes breed in pools of stagnant water and dirty places and as such keeping our premises clean is very important to curb dengue,” he said."

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