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Friday, December 27, 2013

Malaysia : Dengue Kills 88 People Compared With 35 Deaths Last Year, Dr Noor

Via Bernama :

" Dengue fever killed 88 victims up to Dec 21 this year, an increase of 151 per cent from the 35 fatal cases during the same period of last year, said the Director-General of Health, Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

Except for Terengganu and the Federal Territory of Labuan, the other states had reported fatalities with Selangor reporting the highest figure of 24 fatal cases, followed by Johor with 21 fatalities, said Dr Noor Hisham.

As for the other states, Melaka had nine fatalities; Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya (8); Penang (7); Perak, Sarawak and Sabah had four each; Kelantan and Pahang (two each); while Perlis, Kedah and Negeri Sembilan had one death each.

He said the rise in dengue cases had been significant in 12 states compared with last year, which included Melaka with 229 per cent; Johor (191 per cent); Selangor (152 per cent); Negeri Sembilan (100 per cent); Perak (42 per cent), Labuan (40 per cent); Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya (39 per cent); Penang (31 per cent); and Perlis (30 per cent)."

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