M Update, 18/1/2019 – An alarming 960 dengue fever cases have been recorded in Klang since the beginning of January, Klang MP Charles Santiago revealed recently.
This contrasts with just 203 cases in the corresponding period last year, he said, adding that two people have died so far – a woman and a teenager at the Sri Bahtera Flats in Pulau Indah here.
“Early this year alone, Klang recorded the second-highest number of dengue cases in Selangor, with one fatal case. As such, I strongly urge the public to pay serious attention to this matter.
“It is observed that people do not focus much on the level of cleanliness in their homes and surroundings. Sometimes, they think their homes are clean, but they forget about the clogged drains and water trapped in containers which are breeding grounds for the Aedes mosquito,” he told reporters after visiting the Klang District Health Office (PKD) here on Wednesday.
Charles said although various measures have been implemented by the authorities, including conducting dengue awareness campaigns and fogging, public apathy has contributed to the increase in dengue cases.
He advised Klang residents to clean up their homes and surroundings, and cooperate with personnel from the Klang PKD who conduct regular checks in affected areas in efforts to eradicate Aedes mosquitoes.
Source : NST