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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Clean up to fight dengue

PETALING Jaya City councillors are urged to organise regular gotong-royong sessions in their area as a way to battle the increase in dengue cases this year.
Between January and Nov 18, a total of 2,067 dengue cases were recorded by Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ).
Sixty areas in Petaling Jaya have been identified as dengue outbreak areas, with nine areas marked as “out of control.”
“Our initiatives of fogging and larvaciding will not help bring down the numbers if the public do not do their part as well,” said mayor Datin Paduka Alinah Ahmad.
She said during the council’s full board meeting that in most dengue cases, the source was found in the victim’s home and not in the surrounding area.   Read more ...... 

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