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Saturday, July 24, 2010

Malaysia : 3 more die as dengue cases rises in 10 states

From New Straits Times :

" KUALA LUMPUR: Three deaths from dengue fever were reported between July 11 and 17 this year, out of a total of 1,043 cases.
The victims were:

- a 46-year-old housewife in Pangsapuri Sutera, Taman Kajang Utama, Selangor -- a place noted for the high prevalence of Aedes mosquitoes. This is about 200 metres from five dengue outbreak areas, where 14 cases have been reported since February.

- a 21-year-old student living at Apartment Rusilia, Taman Pinggiran Putra, Selangor.

- a housewife, 51, from Taman Cahaya, Alor Gajah, Malacca. Aedes mosquitoes were found to be breeding in a broken down toilet pump and in flower pots.

Director-General of Health Tan Sri Dr Ismail Merican said although there was a two per cent decline in cases, compared with the previous week's 1,061, the situation remained worrying with 10 states showing a rise in cases.

They are Terengganu, Kelantan, Perlis, Negri Sembilan, Malacca, Penang, Johor, Sabah, KL/Putrajaya and Kedah."

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