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Innovative research to fight dengue needed

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.

‘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 to issue statement on death of woman in Pasir Gudang

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.

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.

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.