Preparing for Dengue Outbreak 2019

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Preparing for Dengue Outbreak 2019

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:54 am

Dengue fever outbreak anticipated
6 March 2019
Minister of Health Mam Bun Heng on Monday appealed to the public to help prevent dengue fever, saying the disease is expected to break out this year.

He warned that people of all ages could contract dengue fever, which is caused by the Aedes aegypti mosquito which spreads the disease by biting one person after another.

Bun Heng said dengue cases recorded in the country early this year showed a marked increase compared to the same period last year.

One of the factors causing dengue fever, he said, is climate change and the presence of the mosquito at homes and in public places.

“According to epidemiological analysis and the estimate of dengue fever conditions made by the World Health Organisation, dengue fever may break out again this year."

The letter said the Aedes aegypti mosquito hatched its eggs in clear waters, it likes to live near people and flies not more than 150m from its habitat.

However, Bun Heng’s letter seems to indicate that the ministry’s National Dengue Control Programme at the National Center for Malaria, Parasitology and Epidemiology has confirmed that mosquitoes hatching their eggs and breeding in old car and motorcycle tires were 11 times higher than in other water containers.

Parents or guardians, he said, must eradicate mosquito larvae from water containers and storage places such as water tanks, flower pots, pans, tables, jars, buckets, and more, while water must be changed regularly and such containers cleaned at least once a week and closed.

He called on the public to cooperate with health officers to fumigate mosquito breeding grounds. Other watery materials that were not used such as car or motorbike tires, crates or bottles, must be buried or destroyed so as not to accumulate water. ... n0OzQMYRSs
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Re: Preparing for Dengue Outbreak 2019

Post by Joker Poker » Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:12 am

How about tackling all that plastic rubbish everywhere?

It holds a lot of water and would contribute to the mosquito population in a huge way.
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Re: Preparing for Dengue Outbreak 2019

Post by Kammekor » Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:19 am

Joker Poker wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:12 am
How about tackling all that plastic rubbish everywhere?

It holds a lot of water and would contribute to the mosquito population in a huge way.
No, it's climate change. The Aedes Aegypti mosquito is a new species, just arrived last year because of changing weather patterns / climate change. If the government says so, it is the truth, right?

Nothing the Cambodians can do about it themselves, of course.

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