Thursday, 26 February 2015

Jeremy Tay (35)

Malaysia adopts new tactic in fight against dengue as cases soar to record high 

 http://www.straitstimes.com/news/asia/south-east-asia/story/malaysia-adopts-new-tactic-fight-against-dengue-cases-soar-record-hi#sthash.hb5Qz9k5

This article is about the number of people suffering from dengue fever rising in Malaysia and how they are trying to prevent it. The number of people who contracted the disease last year was more than 100,000, with 215 deaths. As they take the number of deaths as a high number, they are using deltamethrin as a pest spray to kill the mosquitoes. I find that dengue fever is a very serious illness as it can cause death. Even so, there are many ways to prevent it but many people still do not heed the instructions and may end up paying up their live for it. Mosquitoes breed in stagnant water so we should try and prevent stagnant water.

1 comment:

  1. *stagnation of water (line 6)
    I agree with you that many people are unaware of the dangers of dengue fever, thus not heeding instructions to prevent mosquitoes breeding. Preventing the breeding of mosquitoes is definitely more environmentally friendly than spraying deltamenthrin. Deltamenthrin can also affect other animals such as the stray dogs and cats, even humans if we come in contact with it. More campaigns such as Do the Mozzie Wipeout should be held to educate people on the dangers of this illness, and encourage them to take measures on preventing mosquitoes from breeding.

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