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Dengue danger from construction site in Bukit Damansara

BUKIT Damansara resident Lt-Kol (R) Narindar Singh Sidhu is worried about a potential Aedes mosquito breeding ground next to his home.


Three dengue cases in Teluk Intan, one fatality

TELUK INTAN: Three dengue cases were reported in Kampung Pelawan here and one person has died from the disease, says the Perak Health Department.

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‘Time for sterner action’

THE government will move towards adopting a “stick rather than the carrot approach” in taking stricter action against those found with Aedes mosquito breeding grounds in their premises, said Selangor Mentri Besar Amirudin Shari.


Tainted mozzies to help fight dengue

KUALA LUMPUR: Dengue cases could see a downward trend after the Health Ministry kicked off its programme to release Aedes mosquitoes infected with the Wolbachia bacteria in an effort to eliminate the disease.


Health Ministry recruits Wolbachia-infected mosquitoes in fight against dengue

KUALA LUMPUR: The number of dengue cases could see a downward trend after the Health Ministry kicked off a programme to release Aedes mosquitoes injected with Wolbachia bacteria in an effort to stamp out the disease.

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Programme starts them young on good hygiene habits

RENTOKIL Initial Malaysia Sdn Bhd is doing its bit to promote good hygiene among the younger generation by having its branches adopt primary schools under its corporate social responsibility programme.


Two more chikungunya cases detected in Kedah

ALOR SETAR (Bernama): Two more cases of chikungunya have been detected in Kota Setar, bringing the total number of individuals infected in the outbreak in Kedah to 37 people so far.


The many ways to control Aedes and reduce dengue

The dengue virus is transmitted from person to person via the Aedes aegypti mosquito; therefore, decreasing the number of these mosquitoes will mean decreasing the number of dengue cases.


10 premises fined for breeding aedes mosquitoes

ALOR SETAR: The Kedah Health Department slapped 10 premises in the Kota Setar district with compounds for having Aedes mosquito breeding grounds.

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Low immunity against virus a possible cause for dengue surge

SINGAPORE: Low immunity among the population against the dengue virus is likely to be contributing to the surge in dengue infections this year, especially as mosquito numbers remain persistently high, said local health and environment experts.