The National Centre for Disease Control announced the launch of a comprehensive environmental survey in the Municipality of Abu Salim to identify the causes that led to the onset of malaria in the area.

"The centre has formed a team to conduct a comprehensive environmental assessment in areas with landfills, sewage treatment plants, and will carry out a survey of disease carriers for mosquitoes to determine the density of mosquito type carrier in Abu Salim," the centre explained in a statement, noting that it will launch an investigation to determine the causes and the places that might have been infected.