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Friday, August 27, 2010

Malaysia : Six died from dengue last week

Via Yahoo News, excerpt :

" KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 27 : A 24 year-old pregnant woman from Gelang Patah, Johor and a 16 year-old student from Batu Caves, Selangor were among six people who died from dengue fever in the last one week.

Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said in a statement here today four other deaths were recorded in Kelantan and Penang.

The victims were a 30 year-old fishmonger and a 24 year-old rubber tapper from Kuala Krai, a 46 year-old private sector worker from Kota Baharu and a food hawker from Penang.

States also saw increase in cases led by Kelantan (46), Perak (31), Terengganu (23), Kedah and (18), Johor (10), Selangor (8), Sabah (4) and Perlis (3).

Liow said deaths rose 48 percent from Jan-Aug 21 making a total 101 cases compared to 68 over the corresponding period last year."

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