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Friday, July 30, 2010

Malaysia : Big rise in dengue cases in Pahang

Via The Star :

" KUANTAN: The number of dengue cases in the state since Jan 1 was 838, a much higher figure compared to 568 in the corresponding period last year.

Kuantan topped the list with 480 cases, followed by Temerloh (85), Rompin (60), Bentong (48), Maran (40), Raub (33), Jerantut (27), Lipis (24), Bera (23), Pekan (17) and one in Cameron Highlands.

State Local Government, Envi­ronment and Health Committee chairman Datuk Hoh Khai Mun said 18 people were warded at various public and private hospitals in the state.

“The health department has identified six affected areas which are Taman LKNP Maju Sekilau, Taman Tas Utara, Taman Tas Selatan, Taman Orkid Kubang Buaya, Taman Beserah, Taman Hong Seng Galing and one in Raub - Batu 14, Jalan Raub.

“As a preventive measure, the department has carried out fogging activities at 841,272 premises,” he told a press conference here on Wednesday."

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