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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Worse than an epidemic

According to the latest dengue situation update from the World Health Organisation for the Western Pacific region, Malaysia is the only country that registered a substantial increase in dengue cases in the region over the last year. It needs to buck up to combat the dengue virus.

KUALA LUMPUR: NEW methods to stop the spread of dengue, such as genetically modified (GM) mosquitoes and vaccines, are still a long way from being effective, said World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for Arbovirus Research and Reference director at Universiti Malaya Prof Dr Sazaly Abu Bakar.
Instead, simple tried and tested methods, such as using mosquito netting and wearing light clothing, could lower cases of dengue.

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