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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Malaysia : One Death Among 448 Dengue Cases Reported Last Week, Says Ministry

Via Bernama :

" One death was among the 448 cases of dengue fever reported from July 3 to 9, the Health Ministry said today.

Health director-general Datuk Dr Hasan Abdul Rahman said the fatal case was a foreigner who died of dengue shock syndrome four days after being infected with the disease.

He said that five states reported an increase in the number of dengue cases over the week. They are Selangor (35 cases), Negeri Sembilan (17), Johor (10), Penang (9) and Kedah (4).

Dr Hasan said in a statement that the number of dengue cases reported from January to July 9 was 10,887 -- 57 per cent or 14,414 cases less than the 25,301 recorded in the corresponding period last year.

The number of deaths reported was 19, compared to 62 in the previous period.

Dr Hasan said that 105 dengue localities in 22 districts were reported last week, eight of them identified as hot spots.

This compares with 102 localities in 17 districts reported the week before."

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