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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Malaysia : 459 cases of dengue fever reported during third week of 2012

Article via Sin Chew Jit Poh, excerpt :

" A total of 459 cases of dengue fever, with two deaths, were reported during the week between Jan 15 and 21 this year, a drop of 22 cases with one death from the previous week, Health Director-General Datuk Seri Dr Hasan Abdul Rahman said today.

However, he said, the number of fatalities due to dengue showed an increase with four people so far this year, from only one during the corresponding period last year.

"Last week alone there were two deaths, one each in Selangor and dan Negeri Sembilan," he said in a statement here.

He said the states which showed an increase in dengue cases were the Federal Territory and Putrajaya, with 18 cases each or 39 per cent), Kelantan 13 cases (72 per cent), Melaka 6 cases (50 per cent), Negeri Sembilan three cases (38 per cent), Terengganu three cases (30 per cent), Labuan one case (100 per cent) and Penang one case (six per cent)."

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