YOUTH-DENGUE (WITH PIX)/BM SOCIETY MUST BE CONSCIOUS TO ERADICATE DENGUE
July 6 21:53
KUALA LUMPUR,After watching his friend's close encounter with death due to dengue fever, a college student is determined to look after the cleanliness around his home. Mohd Azam Halim, 22, said the incident had taught him to be more concerned and sensitive about measures taken to prevent dengue, including keeping the environment clean. Mohd Azam was one of dozens of volunteers in the 'Taman Tun Dr Ismail (TTDI) Anti-Dengue Campaign' organised by the Umno Youth Movement's Quality Life Bureau together with the Najib Razak Club, iM4U and the TTDI Residents Association.
The Health Ministry recorded 44,518 cases of dengue from January until June 28 this year, compared with 31,660 cases during the same period last year, showing an increase of 12,858 cases. Meanwhile, Umno Youth Deputy head Khairul Azwan Harun said the public should be aware of the increase in dengue epidemic and the risks they could face if
they took the matter lightly.