Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - State announces fresh anti-dengue measures

State announces fresh anti-dengue measures

State announces fresh anti-dengue measures

HEALTH authorities will distribute 100 tonnes of Abate nationwide starting this week in order to battle the spread of dengue fever this rainy season, Ngan Chantha, director of the National Anti-Dengue Programme, said yesterday. Added to water, Abate helps to kill mosquito larvae and prevent the spread of the adult mosquitoes. According to the National Centre for Parasitology, Entomology and Malaria Control, there have been 3,771 reported cases of dengue and 10 deaths in the first seven months of 2010. The same period last year saw 2,355 cases and seven deaths from the disease.

MOST VIEWED

  • Cambodia-Thailand rail reconnected after 45 years

    A railway reconnecting Cambodia and Thailand was officially inaugurated on Monday following a 45-year hiatus, with the two kingdoms’ prime ministers in attendance at the ceremony. On the occasion, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha travelled together from Thailand’s

  • Thousands attend CNRP-organised pro-democracy vigil in South Korea

    Thousands of supporters of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) on Saturday gathered in the South Korean city of Gwangju to hold a candlelight demonstration calling for the “liberation” of democracy in Cambodia. Yim Sinorn, a CNRP member in South Korea, said on

  • US Embassy: Chinese trade does not help like the West’s

    The US Embassy in Phnom Penh on Friday said relations between China and Cambodia did not create jobs or help industry when compared to the trade between the Kingdom and the US. “About 87 per cent of trade [with China] are Chinese imports, which do not

  • New airport study set for 2019

    A feasibility study on the construction of a new airport in the Kingdom will be launched later this year, according to a Ministry of Tourism spokesman on Monday. The plan was approved last week in a meeting held by the Ministry of Economy and Finance