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Friday, December 17, 2010

Malaysia : Two more die of dengue

Via The Star :

" KUALA LUMPUR: A 41-year-old administrative assistant at the Putrajaya Hospital and a 29-year-old housewife from Kuantan have become the latest victims to die of dengue between Dec 5 and 11.

Their deaths pushed the number of fatalities due to dengue this year to 132, said Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Mohd Ismail Merican.

He said six states showed an increase in the number of cases compared with the previous week. They are Johor (nine cases), Kedah and Penang (four cases each), while Terengganu, Negri Sembilan and Labuan had one case each.

“The cumulative number of cases from January until Dec 11 is 44,641, an increase of 15% or 5,660 cases compared with 38,981 cases reported during the same period last year,” he said.

As for Chikungunya, for the period from Dec 5 to 11, one case was reported compared with six cases reported the previous week."

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