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Friday, December 3, 2010

Malaysia : Alarming increase in Malacca dengue cases

Via The Star :

" MALACCA: The number of dengue cases in Malacca increased alarmingly over the first 11 months of the year to 1,378 cases, compared with the 748 over the same period last year.

State Women’s Affair, Family Development and Health Committee chairman Norpipah Abdol said 309 cases were confirmed as haemorrhagic dengue fever.

She said the number of dengue deaths increased to 12 compared to four over the same period last year.

Norpipah said the Melaka Tengah district recorded the highest number with 973 dengue cases with four deaths, followed by 218 cases with five deaths in Alor Gajah and 187 cases with three deaths in Jasin.

She said several areas in the Melaka Tengah district needed attention as more than two dengue cases were reported within 14 days.

These included Taman Peruna in Sungai Udang with 44 cases, Kampung Pantai Peringgit with four cases, Jalan Tun Sri Lanang, Tengkera Pantai 2 and Portuguese Settlement with three cases each, and Batu 7 Kampung Bukit Darat in Tanjong Kling with two cases."

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