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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Malaysia : Dengue kills 22, including two toddlers, in first half of 2013

It seems Singapore is not the only one dealing with a rise in dengue infections. Article via The Star :

Three people, including two toddlers, died of dengue-related complications over the past week as Malaysia saw a rise in deaths related to the pandemic over the first six months of this year.
Figures released by the Health Ministry Thursday showed that a total of 22 people had died as at June 10 this year, an increase by one fatality compared to the same six-month period a year earlier.
“The three deaths reported last week include two children aged one from Penang and Malacca. The third fatality was a housewife from Selangor.
“In all cases, death was due to dengue-related complication or Dengue Shock Syndrome,” Health deputy director-general (public health) Datuk Dr Lokman Hakim Sulaiman said in a statement on Thursday"

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