Water Retention in Urban Environment and Mosquito Breeding Problems

Adli Muhmed, Mohd Ihsan (2005) Water Retention in Urban Environment and Mosquito Breeding Problems. [Final Year Project] (Unpublished)

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It has been more than a hundred years since the very first dengue cases in Malaysia is
being reported. Over the last three decades, the dengue epidemic has been increasing
terrifically. Nowadays, dengue is one of the major public health problems in our country.
More than 80% of the cases are reported in urban area as compare to the rest for rural
As the dengue cases is increasing inline with more urbanization done in ourMalaysia, we
can simply state that there's something wrong with the urbanization. Usually the dengue
cases is said to be closely related with the human faults and lack of their concern to the
surroundings cleanliness and therefore, they are eventually providing the Aedes mosquito
breeding environment which is the particular mosquito acting as the vector of dengue
virus transmission to human.
Thisproject focuses on the contribution of the engineering structures that can retain water
which potentially contribute to the Aedes breeding environment. The study is concerning
three common engineering structures which are the septic tank, box for waterdistribution
chamber and box for fire hydrant maintenance.
The government has done lots of campaign and control measures to overcome the dengue
problems. However, as the controlling measures increase, the dengue cases have also
increase and this simply indicates that the current measures taken is not going to
eliminate or at least control the dengue problems in our county. Hence, alternatives
solutions are necessary and this project proposes the biological control of the Aedes
mosquito to be promoted and applied nationwide.

Item Type: Final Year Project
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Departments / MOR / COE: Engineering > Civil
Depositing User: Users 2053 not found.
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2013 15:27
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2017 09:46
URI: http://utpedia.utp.edu.my/id/eprint/8144

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