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Sunday, July 25, 2010

Malaysia : Dengue cases getting serious, says Liow

Via The Star :

" KUALA LUMPUR: Dengue cases have reached an alarming level with seven more deaths this week.

Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said 26,927 cases with 91 deaths were recorded this year, against 26,770 cases and 66 fatalities over the same period last year.

“This is very serious as the number of deaths so far this year has surpassed the total number last year at 88,” he told reporters after attending the Malaysian Dieticians’ Asso­ciation Scientific Conference at a hotel here yesterday.

On the average, Liow said three to five deaths were reported during the recent rainy season.

“It is getting serious, everyone must do their part in curbing the menace,” he added."

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