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Sunday, April 25, 2010

Malaysia : Four dengue deaths in KL, so far, this year

Via The Star:

" Four deaths due to dengue were reported from among the 1,639 cases of the disease recorded so far this year in the city, Kuala Lumpur City Hall Director of Health Dr Sallehuddin Abu Bakar said Sunday.

He said the 1,639 cases were higher than the 1,447 recorded for the corresponding period last year.

Dr Sallehuddin appealed to the public to ensure that their homes and surroundings were free of the potential breeding grounds of the Aedes mosquito, carrier of the dengue virus.

The places regarded as active mosquito breeding areas in Kuala Lumpur included Cheras, Setapak, Kepong and Jalan Klang Lama, he told reporters after closing the Communications for Behaviour Impact (Combi) programme at a flats in Keramat Wangsa, here.

The 39 participants of the programme were entrusted with ensuring that the area was free from dengue, as well as disseminating information to the residents on the harm caused by the Aedes mosquito."

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