KK fights against Zika Virus
A court order is being used by health enforcement officials to gain entry to “inaccessible premises” at Taman Public Jaya Apartments in Likas where a 61-year-old Malaysian contracted the Zika virus, the first case in the country, and later died last September 3 of heart complications. City Hall director-general Joannes Solidau said there are 51 inaccessible premises that need to be fumigated and checked for mosquito breeding areas. Fumigation, checks and public education have been conducted on 775 apartments and houses within a 400m radius of the Public Jaya apartment and no new Zika cases have been reported.
In Johor Baru, Datuk Ayub Rahmat, State Health and Environment Committee chairman advised home owners and offices to rid their surroundings of mosquito breeding spots, use larvicide in water tanks, and spray on insect repellants when going out. This also includes vehicles traveling to and from Singapore since the fourth patient infected with Zika was a 25-year-old Malaysian who works there. He is now at the Government hospital in Johor Baru and his 27-year-old wife also tested positive, the first pregnant woman in the country infected with the disease.