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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Malaysia : Dengue warning in Johor

Via The Star :

" MUAR: The Johor government had issued a warning on dengue fever and urged all residents to clean up their neighbourhood after a tenth victim died last week.

State Women, Family, Health and Community Development Committee chairman Dr Robia Kosai said the latest victim was a woman, aged 34, from Sarawak who lived in Kampung Melayu Majidee in Johor Baru.

She said the state Health Department was very concerned over the increasing deaths from dengue fever and wanted the public to keep their neighbourhood clean.

“We recorded only three deaths for the whole of last year but this year the number has reached 10 within 10 months.

“People should know that haemorrhagic dengue, can kill,” she said, at her hari Raya open house in Sungai Balang here."

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