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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Malaysia : Clean up to fight dengue

Via The Star :

PETALING Jaya City councillors are urged to organise regular gotong-royongsessions in their area as a way to battle the increase in dengue cases this year.

Between January and Nov 18, a total of 2,067 dengue cases were recorded by Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ).
Sixty areas in Petaling Jaya have been identified as dengue outbreak areas, with nine areas marked as “out of control.”
“Our initiatives of fogging and larvaciding will not help bring down the numbers if the public do not do their part as well,” said mayor Datin Paduka Alinah Ahmad.
She said during the council’s full board meeting that in most dengue cases, the source was found in the victim’s home and not in the surrounding area.
Alinah urged houseowners to spend at least 10 minutes a day making sure there is no stagnant water in their house and clearing potential mosquitoes breeding ground within their compound."

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