Clogged drains main cause of rise in dengue outbreak
CLOGGED drains are among the main causes of dengue outbreaks, which has increased by 17% from 2011 to 2012.
Health, entrepreneurship development, science, technology and innovation committee chairman Dr Daroyah Alwi said this in reply to Gan Pei Nei’s (PR-Rawang) query about rising number of cases at some dengue hotspots.
Klang tops the list with the highest number of cases, with 1,366 in 2011 and 2,291 in 2012.
This is followed by the Petaling district which recorded 2,004 cases in 2011 and 2,554 in 2012.Read more .....