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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Malaysia : Dengue fatalities alarming

Via Daily Express :

" Papar : Dengue fatalities have reached an alarming level in the country, increasing by 13 per cent during the first five months of this year, from the corresponding period last year.

Disclosing this, Deputy Health Minister Datuk Rosnah Abdul Rashid Shirlin (pic) said there was a rise of seven cases this year with the ministry recording 60 fatal dengue cases compared to 53 last year.

"The number of dengue cases has gone down but the number of fatal cases has gone up.

"The ministry registered a total of 18,815 dengue cases from Jan to May 2010 accounting for a reduction of 2,159 cases compared to 20,974 cases during the same period last year.

"Unfortunately, there was an increase of seven fatal dengue cases or 13 per cent more than the number of cases in 2010 (60) and 2009 (53)."

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