Materia Medica Malaysiana

February 2, 2007

Statewide fogging to fight dengue

Filed under: Uncategorized — malaysianmedicine @ 9:43 am

Star: SEREMBAN: Large-scale fogging is under way in Negri Sembilan to get rid of aedes mosquitoes and prevent a dengue fever outbreak.
To date, 70 cases had been confirmed as dengue fever from the 133 suspected cases last month, said state Health, Science, Technology and Innovation chairman Datuk Yu Chok Tow.
The third week of last month recorded the highest number of cases at 38, while in the fourth week the number of cases dropped to 31, she added.
There were more cases in Jempol in the fourth week – from three in the third week to 22.
Yu said that the state Health Department officers had fogged over 107,000 premises since January and the exercise would be ongoing.
“We have checked 12,014 premises and fogged 107,310 of them,” she said, adding that the health officers would be constantly inspecting both private and commercial premises to check for aedes larvae.
Aedes larvae were found in 335 premises and 117 fines totalling RM17,620 had been issued.
She said that no court action had been taken against anyone so far.

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