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Monday, May 30, 2011

Malaysia : Drop in leptospirosis cases in Perak this year

Via The Star :

" TAIPING: Perak has recorded a significant drop in leptospirosis cases this year.

State Health Committee chairman Datuk Dr Mah Hang Soon said 51 positive cases were reported so far this year.

“We received 91 reports of suspected cases up to this month. However, further tests revealed 40 of the cases were negative,” he said after visiting those suspected to be suffering from leptospirosis at Taiping Hospital here on Saturday.

No leptospirosis-related deaths had been reported in the state this year, he added.

Dr Mah noted that 319 cases with 19 deaths were reported in Perak last year."

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