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Published: Friday April 19, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Friday April 26, 2013 MYT 12:14:41 AM

MPSJ carries out anti-dengue operation in four areas after increase in dengue cases

SUBANG Jaya Municipal Council’s (MPSJ) Health Department recently carried out an anti-dengue operation at USJ 9 due to the rising number of dengue cases in the area.

The operation started at 6pm with MPSJ workers fogging homes and surrounding areas and carry out inspection of aedes mosquito breeding ground.

Department director Dr Roslan Mohd Hussin said dengue cases in Subang Jaya had increased to 669 in 2012 compared to 480 in 2011.

“Up to March 30, 266 cases were reported, out of which 135 were positive,” he said.

He added that USJ 9 was one of the four dengue-controlled spots, the others being low-cost flats in PJS 7/15, Bandar Sunway, Sri Tanjung USJ 16 and Sutramas Puchong Jaya.

MPSJ carried out the operation with its year-old Aedes-buster car (ABC) which is used to store fogging equipment.

Dr Roslan said the workers used to carry the equipment in their car but the chemicals would damage their vehicle.

“The buster can can fit up to 16 thermal fogging machines and it is used every time we have anti-dengue operations,” he said.

He also urged residents to spend 10 minutes every Saturday clearing potential mosquito-breeding places in their houses.

Dr Roslan said a mosquito’s life cycle lasted one week and if residents cleared up their houses, mosquitoes would not have a chance to breed.

“If we find mosquito-breeding spots around the house, the owner will be issued a compound of up to RM500 for each spot,” he said.

Tags / Keywords: Community, News, Family & Community, mpsj, dengue operation, usj 9

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