Anti-mosquito wall paint to tackle dengue to hit the market in July

SHAH ALAM, 25 Mar: An anti-mosquito wall paint is to become the latest tool to reduce the number of dengue cases in the country, Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam said today.

He said that the paint, mixed with the insecticide deltamethrin, is a product of research conducted by the Institute for Medical Research (IMR) and can kill mosquitoes that come into contact with walls coated with it, he said.

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“IMR has scientific proof on the effectiveness of this anti-mosquito wall paint and the ministry has held discussions with the company keen to produce the paint.

“This paint is expected to hit the market at latest by July and will be a tool to reduce dengue cases,” he said, taken from Bernama.

He also said that the ministry would apply the outdoor residual spray (OPS) approach that could reduce dengue cases by up to 95 per cent.

“The spray applied once on the external walls of buildings remains effective for three months,” he said.

NS

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