BY LIZAWATI MADFA
SHAH ALAM, JUNE 15: Shah Alam residents who are planning to go for holidays and will be leaving their houses during the Aidilfitri break are reminded to ensure their houses are clean and free from stagnant water to avoid breeding aedes.
The Shah Alam City Council (MBSA), Corporate and Public Relations Head, Shahrin Ahmad said, as in the past, dengue fever cases are expected to increase after the long festive break.
He said, this is due to owners not cleaning their house compounds and leaving stagnant water in places such as bath tub, water tanks, ant traps and vases.
SHAHRIN
“MBSA is calling on the public to eliminate all containers that can hold water, in and outside the house, and to ensure that water tanks, tubs and vases are not breeding aedes larvae.
“They can also put larvae repellent (abate) into containers with stagnant water besides cleaning rubbish dumping sites from items that can contain water such as empty cans, polystyrene containers, bottles, old tyres and others,” he said in a statement.
Shahrin said, he hopes the public can cooperate to ensure the whole area under MBSA is free from dengue.
“MBSA calls on the community to take 10 minutes a week to ensure the areas in and outside your homes are cleaned.
“The public is encouraged to use repellant when they are outdoors to prevent mosquito bites and to immediately seek treatment from hospitals in the event dengue fever is suspected,” he said.
Among the symptoms of dengue is sudden high fever, bad headache, joint and muscle pain, pain behind the eyes, rashes and bleeding from the body, nose and mouth.