New tactic in dengue fight


PUTRAJAYA: The Health Ministry is trying outdoor spraying of a ­deltamethrin-based insecticide to kill Aedes mosquitoes in view of the record high number of dengue fever cases recently.

Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam said the number – more than 100,000 dengue cases with 215 deaths last year – was not only the highest the country had ever faced, but more dengue patients now had their brain and liver affected by the virus.

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