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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Malaysia : Sounding the alarm over dengue threat

Via The Star :

" GREEN Lane and Datuk Keramat (near Penang Prison) are the latest dengue sensitive areas with two suspected dengue cases and a confirmed case reported in each place since Sept 21.

Penang Health, Welfare, Caring Society and Environment Commit-tee chairman Phee Boon Poh, however, said the week from Sept 25 to Oct 1 had the least dengue cases reported in Penang with eight suspected cases and six con- firmed cases compared to other weeks.

He said 1,347 suspected dengue cases and 555 confirmed cases were reported from January to Oct 1.

“Hospitals and clinics must update dengue cases with the state health authorities and the Penang Municipal Council (MPPP) for them to investigate and trace the source of the dengue outbreak,” he said when contacted.

Kebun Bunga assemblyman Jason Ong Khan Lee had earlier visited nine people from four families who were believed to have dengue fever at Hong Seng Estate in Mount Erskine."

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