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From DR LEE HAN LIM, Former research scientist, Gombak, Selangor.
Around the world, mosquitoes are winning their war of attrition. With the help from a tiny bacterium, scientists are fighting back.
In an effort to reduce the number of dengue cases, a pilot project AedesTech Mosquito Home System (AMHS) has been introduced at the Section 20 police quarters in Shah Alam.
KUALA LUMPUR: The government should fund more dengue research, including testing whether the prescription of effective mosquito repellents to dengue patients can reduce the spread of the viral disease, said a virologist.
KUALA LUMPUR: Dengue fever cases in Malaysia reached an all time high, hitting nearly 80, 000 cases and 113 deaths reported from January until Aug 3.
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.
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.
JOHOR BARU: The Health Ministry will issue a statement regarding the news about the death of a woman who reportedly died from breathing complications allegedly caused by pollution in Pasir Gudang.
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.
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.