Malaysia seeks to control dengue fever

Country suffers rising numbers of fatalities, prompting government to step up efforts to destroy mosquitoes.

Last updated: 17 Feb 2014 03:32
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback

More than 20 people have died from dengue fever in Malaysia already this year. That is three times more than the same period in 2013.

Al Jazeera's Stephanie Scawen reports from Petaling Jaya on the effort to control the disease that is spread by mosquitoes.


Al Jazeera
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback
Featured on Al Jazeera
Your chance to be an investigative journalist in Al Jazeera’s new interactive game.
An innovative rehabilitation programme offers Danish fighters in Syria an escape route and help without prosecution.
Street tension between radical Muslims and Holland's hard right rises, as Islamic State anxiety grows.
Take an immersive look at the challenges facing the war-torn country as US troops begin their withdrawal.
Private citizens take initiative to help 'irregular' migrants, accusing governments of excessive focus on security.
Indonesia's cassava plantations are being killed by mealybugs, and thousands of wasps have been released to stop them.
Violence in Ain al-Arab has prompted many Kurdish Syrians to flee to Turkey, but others are returning to battle ISIL.
Unelected representatives quietly iron out logistics of massive TPP and TTIP deals among US, Europe, and Asia-Pacific.
Led by students concerned for their future with 'nothing to lose', it remains to be seen who will blink first.