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Dengue fever plague in Johor

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There are four to five dengue patients in my new village during my short stay.

I found lack of enforcement on house inspection on larvaes. I hope the health official come to inspect my kampung house and fined my old mum for breeding mosquitoes.

This is only way to deter stubborn old folks from breeding mosquitoes in their house.

The drains in Muar city used to have many guppies during 80s. Unfortunately the water in the drains is polluted now and all guppies have disappeared.

Guppy the gobbler downs dengue

By KR Sudhaman

This fish species that feeds on mosquito larvae can be a cheap, effective tool to combat the deadly disease Larvae-eating guppy fish can help combat the spread of dengue, the mosquito-borne illness that causes 20,000 deaths worldwide every year. Because these guppies eat the larvae before they can even grow into mosquitoes, says a trial study by the governments of Cambodia and the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) with the support of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and WHO .

“This is a low-cost, year-round, safe way of reducing the spread of dengue in which the whole community […]