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Saturday, October 16, 2010

Malaysia : More dengue fever cases recorded this year, says Ismail

Via The Star, excerpt :

" KUALA LUMPUR: Dengue fever cases climbed by 18% to 38,330 between January and Oct 9 compared to the corresponding period last year, said Director-General of Health Tan Sri Dr Mohd Ismail Merican.

He said dengue deaths rose by 62% to 117 deaths during the period against 72 in the corresponding period last year.

However, he said dengue cases dropped by two to 911 last week (Oct 3 to 9) compared to the previous week and no deaths were reported.

Six states registered rising dengue cases last week, namely Terengganu (35 cases), Johor (33), Sabah (11), Malacca (three), Kedah and Sarawak (two each), he said in a statement.

Dr Mohd Ismail said of 228 areas monitored nationwide last week, 35 were identified as hot spots with 480 dengue cases reported with 57% of the locations having Aedes mosquito breeding."

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