Dengue is riding high in Malaysia, an article from New Straits Times :
" BENTONG: The health minister has raised the alarm bells on dengue fever after receiving news of the 100th death of the year.
Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said the latest case had raised the number of dengue cases to 31,375. The victim was a 46-year-old man from Kota Baru. "These are critical times.
The total number of deaths has increased by 40 per cent this year compared with the corresponding period last year.
"We reported 29,183 cases with 67 deaths last year," he said at the Bentong Health Carnival yesterday.
Liow urged the public to give its fullest cooperation in gotong-royong programmes, including following the advice of the ministry. "The ministry has declared a war against dengue, but we cannot do it alone.
"There is a need for concerted effort from all parties."