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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Malaysia : Dengue Cases In Melaka Reach Alarming Level, Says Chief Minister

Via Bernama :

The number of dengue cases in Melaka has reached an alarming level, with 711 cases recorded from the end of last year until Oct 5 this year, said Chief Minister Datuk Idris Haron.

He said the number put Melaka in third spot in terms of dengue cases after Selangor and Johor.

Idris said during this period, there were six fatal dengue cases in the state compared to zero in the last two years.

"Dengue cases recorded an 87.1 per cent jump to 331 cases for the period from August until today compared to the same period last year," he told a press conference after chairing a state executive council (exco) meeting, here, Wednesday.

He said dengue cases also spread to 24 areas compared to eight over the same period last year.

Idris said from the number, 20 areas in Central Melaka recorded dengue cases followed by four in Alor Gajah while there were no cases on Jasin during the period.

He said in this regard, the state exco also decided to form an action committee to combat aedes mosquitoes and dengue with a RM20,000 allocation to hold awareness campaigns for residents in the state.

Idris said the committee chaired by state exco member in charge of Health and Sports Development, Datuk Ab Rahaman Ab Karim would implement various programmes to raise public awareness."

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