Lack of awareness causing increase in dengue, chikungunya in Ipoh



The lack of awareness of cleanliness among residents is among the main contributors to the increase in the number of dengue and chikungunya in Kampung Simee in the Kinta district.

Ipoh City Council member Khoo Boon Chuan said to date, 14 dengue and seven chikungunya cases have been recorded in the area since the end of April, the highest in the city.

“Some of the residents have not maintained their septic tanks properly and throw out tins and utensils which can store water, allowing the Aedes mosquito to breed,” he told reporters after a programme to promote to combat the...

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