The high rate of Aedes breeding has been the main cause of Bidor recording seven cases of dengue and chikungunya fever.

Aedes strikes Bidor
Aedes strikes Bidor

Perak Health director Datuk Dr. Ding Lay Ming said that since January a case of dengue fever had been reported and six cases of chikungunya outbreaks have started on 15 October but no deaths were reported.

According to her examination results, she found 29 breeding grounds positive of Aedes mosquito breeding, a vector carrying the disease outside the premises around the area.

“The JKN (State Department of Health) has carried out pest control measures including environmental cleaning, larviciding and fog spraying in the affected areas and the outbreak is under control.

“Two compounds and one cleanup notice under Section 8 (1) of the Destruction of Sickness Carrier Insects Act 1975 have been issued against the owner of the premises found to be breeding Aedes,” he said in a statement here today.

Lay Ming said in addition to health education, prevention and prevention activities were carried out continuously in Bidor to break the contagion chain.

He said the public was advised to remain sensitive to environmental cleanliness and to eradicate the breeding grounds of mosquitoes.

“Individuals are asked to protect themselves by wearing long sleeves and wearing long shades or using outdoor gloves especially during Aedes mosquito actively bites, which is from 5 to 7am and evening.

“Residents are asked to cooperate with health workers who are doing fog spraying by opening doors and windows as well as getting inspections and treatment at the health clinic in case of fever,” he said.

“Therefore the department would like to advise the people to be alert and ensure their surrounding areas are clean and free from mosquitoes breeding sites.

“Unused containers or barrels must be disposed of properly, and not left idle,” she added.

Source: Sinar Harian