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A Review of the Existing Guidelines and Legislations on Dengue Prevention Measures Being Implemented in the Malaysian Construction Projects

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Dengue is a highly prevalent and globally neglected tropical disease. Dengue is caused by infectious viruses such as DENV-1, DENV-2, DENV-3 and DENV-4. The main vector for dengue diseases is from Aedes aegypti. As dengue is a systemic viral infection transmitted between humans by Aedes mosquitoes it is consider to be a life-threatening illness. Countless efforts have been initiated to reduce the number of dengue cases in Malaysia. However, the number of dengue cases kept on increasing throughout the year and had not stopped its rapid emergence and global spreads. Construction projects have been identified as the major contributor to high number of dengue cases since construction projects has a high potential in breeding Aedes mosquitoes. This paper reviewed on the existing dengue prevention measures that had been implemented in the Malaysian construction projects.
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Keywords: Construction Projects; Dengue; Guidelines; Legislations; Vector-Borne Diseases

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor

Publication date: April 1, 2017

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