Breeding grounds for mosquitoes – Dengue fever
According to an article in the Borneo Post, reducing dengue fever cases in Borneo boils down to not providing them with ‘five-star hotels’ to breed such as used tyres that are improperly disposed of.
According to Assistant Minister of Public Health Datuk Dr Jerip Susil improper waste disposal creates breeding grounds for mosquitoes, especially Aedes mosquitoes which carry the disease.
“Indiscriminate dumping of used tyres creates huge stockpiles and clogs drains resulting in the breeding grounds of Aedes mosquitoes. Now that the state government has implemented a used tyre recycling project, we encourage the public to surrender their used tyres and cut down the number of ‘five-star hotels’ for mosquitoes,” Dr Jerip said at the Anti-Dengue Day on 15 June.