The Social Sciences

Year: 2013
Volume: 8
Issue: 4
Page No. 295 - 299

Environmental Management in Dealing with Dengue Fever Cases Towards Urban Sustainability: Study on the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1998 (Act 342)

Authors : Sharifah Zarina Syed Zakaria, Nor Alina Mohamad Roslan, Mazlin Mokhtar, Abdul Samad Hadi, Muhammad Rizal Razman, Jamaluddin Md. Jahi, Zuliskandar Ramli and Norul Hajar Nordin

Abstract: In most tropic and sub-tropic countries in the world, dengue fever is an outbreak disease. In Malaysia, one of the environmental management approaches in dealing with dengue fever cases is by enforcing relevant laws. This study inquiries as to enforcement reasoning to explain how effective the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 (Act 342) as one of the relevant laws in Malaysian on dengue fever cases towards urban sustainability. Meanwhile, the methods of this study are based on qualitative set up which is based on the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 (Act 342) as the primary source of document. Finally, the results potentially provide with better understanding of the enforcement of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 (Act 342) on dengue fever cases towards urban sustainability.

How to cite this article:

Sharifah Zarina Syed Zakaria, Nor Alina Mohamad Roslan, Mazlin Mokhtar, Abdul Samad Hadi, Muhammad Rizal Razman, Jamaluddin Md. Jahi, Zuliskandar Ramli and Norul Hajar Nordin, 2013. Environmental Management in Dealing with Dengue Fever Cases Towards Urban Sustainability: Study on the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1998 (Act 342). The Social Sciences, 8: 295-299.

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