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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Play part to combat rise of dengue, health experts tell public

PETALING JAYA: A continuous hot and warm season would give rise to dengue cases as it is the perfect condition for mosquito-breeding, warn health experts.
Dr Muhamad Hazizi Muhamad Hasani, who is the Malaysian Integrated Medical Professionals Association (Mimpa) operations director, said there were several factors that contributed to the rise of dengue.
He said a prolonged hot season, coupled with a few rainy days, allowed more mosquitoes to breed at stagnant water areas.
“With such conditions, they can breed and become more active. They can even fly twice further,” he said yesterday.
He said cooperation from the public was ­needed to combat the rise of dengue as the authorities embarked on several efforts to contain its spread.  Read more .....

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