Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Penang Botanical Garden River Contaminated By Leptospirosis Virus

The river water at the Penang Botanical Garden has been found to be contaminated with the leptospirosis virus.

Timur Laut Environmental Health senior assistant officer Alexander Selvam advised visitors not to bath or play in the river.

"The area has not been closed to the public. But signboard warnings have already been put up," he told reporters on Tuesday.

So far no one has been infected by the virus. The health office would be monitoring the situation, he added.

Meanwhile, park director Datuk Tengku Idaura Tengku Ibrahim said signboards were put up near the river immediately after the alert.


Do take note everyone, especially now it's school holiday time. Stay away from the water, stay away from the over your kids :)

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