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Saturday, March 3, 2012

Malaysia : Dengue death toll shows worrying increase - Health DG

Via The Star :

" The death toll due to dengue recorded in the first two months this year has shown a worrying increase with 15 deaths as compared to only eight in the corresponding period last year.

Director-General of Health Datuk Seri Dr Hasan Abdul Rahman said three of the deaths recorded this year involved children.

"The dengue situation in our country is not very good. The death toll has increased by almost two-fold (throughout January and February) this year as compared to the same period last year," he told reporters after attending the launch of anti-dengue squad at Sekolah Menengah Vokasional Kajang here Saturday.

Dr Hasan said the number of dengue cases had also increased by 14 percent to 4,453 during the said period as compared to 3,915 cases previously."

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