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National challenge created by AZNUR HAJAR Tuesday, August 18, 2015

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This was a school project at the Multimedia University, Malaysia.
Project code London B01B.

 

Statistics

According to the World Health Organization reported on April 11, 2015, more than 35,700 cases of dengue fever in Malaysia compared 2014. Besides, it included 108 cases of death due to dengue fever. This is 36 percent of increasing in cases in 2015 compare to 2014.

According to malay mail,statistic dengue in Selangor had 19,145 cases while Perak had 3,472 cases up to March 24 2015

The problem

In this article, we would like to focus on the responsibilities of the local authorities where they should improve the effectiveness of cleanliness in the resident's’ area which may lead to dengue zone.In this case, the problem is when the residents expect by paying the assessment fees to the local authorities, the residents expect to get more attention, better services and proper enforcement to control dengue cases in their housing area. But in reality, despite by paying the fees to the authorities, dying cases increases as a result of dengue.

 

 

Focusing question

 

How can dengue fever be prevented?(Reduce)

  • The prevention requires control or eradication of the mosquitoes carrying the virus that causes dengue. In nations plagued by dengue fever, people are urged to empty stagnant water from old tires, trash cans and flower pots.
  • To prevent mosquito bites, wear long pants and long sleeves. For personal protection, use mosquito repellant sprays that contain DEET when visiting places where dengue is endemic.
  • Limiting exposure to mosquitoes by avoiding standing water and staying indoors for two hours after sunrise and before sunset

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