In a follow-up on the chikungunya situation in Selangor state, Malaysia, health ministry officials report for the period January 29 to February 7, 2019, as many as 23 cases have been confirmed as being infected with Chikungunya.
The Ministry of Health has carried out inspection and prevention activities, so that on 7 February 2019, as many as 1740 houses were fogged in particular in the area of the incident. This area has a high level of Aedes breeding which is 3.8%, by which mutual cooperation has been carried out on 7 February 2019. The activity of health promotion regarding Chikungunya has also been carried out by circulating 939 treatises to local residents.
In total, from January to February 7, 2019 as many as 39 Chikungunya cases have been reported throughout the country. The country that reported the case was Selangor, namely 23 cases, Melaka nine (9) cases, Kelantan six (6) cases and one (1) case from Perlis.
The Ministry of Health appealed to all communities and the community service to increase environmental cleaning activities to destroy Aedes breeding sites in their respective places. People are also asked to always protect themselves rather than mosquito bites by wearing long-sleeved and long-sleeved clothes and using repellents. In addition, people are also advised to use aerosol bursts of adult mosquito killers or other mosquito killers such as mosquito circles to kill adult mosquitoes.
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