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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Malaysia : Students have higher risk of getting dengue fever

Via The Star, a report which has an update on dengue and H1N1:

" Johor health authorities are keeping a watch on students as they have a higher risk of contracting dengue fever with their early morning and evening outdoor activities.

Both periods are when the Aedes mosquito is most active.

State Women, Family, Health and Community Development Committee chairman Dr Robia Kosai said 23% of dengue fever cases reported in Johor until March 2010 involved students, followed by factory workers (16%) and general workers (11%)."

" On the Influenza A(H1N1) threat, Dr Robia said 41 positive cases were reported this year but there were no fatalities, adding that Batu Pahat recorded the highest number with 12 cases.

Segamat recorded the second highest with nine cases followed by Kluang (eight), Johor Baru (seven), Ledang (three), and Muar with two cases reported so far.

Three schools in the state, including SRJK Yong Peng and SMK Labis, and the Simpang Renggam Prison recorded a total of 14 cases.

The latest victim was a 74-year-old man in Batu Pahat who tested positive for the virus on Friday."

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