Clogged Drains Found as the Main Cause of Dengue Outbreaks
According to statistics, there has been a 17% increase in dengue cases from 2011 to 2012 in Malaysia alone. This devastating rise in dengue outbreak has been linked to clogged drains in different homes and establishments in the country. Dr. Daroyah Alwi, the chairman of the health innovation committee has backed up this report herself.
The reports claim that Klang tops the dengue outbreak list with 1,366 cases last 2011 and 2,291 in 2012. The list is followed by Petaling district. In total, there were 7,769 reported cases last 2011 and 9,113 last 2012. They plan on increasing awareness about dengue and involvement of homeowners, government, and private sectors in anti-dengue activities.
Alwi added, “Fogging should be carried out quickly when dengue cases are reported by Government and private hospitals and clinics.”
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