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Dope tests for athletes at Games

AT LEAST 300 athletes will be randomly selected for urine tests for doping during the 10th Malaysia Games, said Negri Sembilan state exco member in charge of Health, Science, Technology and Innovation Yu Chok Tow.

Ridsect expects more sales with new packaging: Sara Lee

Sara Lee Malaysia Sdn Bhd, the marketer for I>Ridsect/Imosquito repellent, expects sales to grow at least 6% this year in tandem with the country's gross domestic product (GDP) growth, said president Gary Brown.

Dengue fever strikes again

The dengue season is back due to the weather pattern the country is experiencing, disease control director Dr Ramlee Rahmat said.

More breeding grounds for Aedes mosquitoes

B>SINGAPORE:/BSix people died from dengue fever last year, the highest in the past four years, with the Aedes mosquito leaving its ugly mark on 4,772 people in all.

Butterworth ferry terminal in bad state

From KATIE ANG, Kuala Lumpur (via e-mail)

Viral awareness

Consultant paediatrician Datin Dr REBECCA GEORGE offers her insights about a disease that may not appear to be as pressing as SARS, but continues to exact its toll in our population - dengue fever.

An urban tale

IN the Sim residence, dust, dirt and grime have a very short lifespan. These filthy felons are swiftly taken into custody before they can settle comfortably onto any surface. The vacuum cleaner sucks up layers of dust particles, the mop goes on a swabbing spree while wet cloths are rubbed over sticky tabletops.

Creating dengue awareness in schools

The Education Ministry will work with the Health Ministry to intensify efforts in disseminating information and creating awareness on dengue fever to schools nationwide.

Concern in JB over rise in dengue fever

The state health committee is alarmed over the high number of dengue fever cases reported in the city.

Don't allow the aedes to breed

From Dr MOHAN A. RAO, Medical Entomologist (Retired), World Health Organisation, India