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Friday, February 28, 2014

Malaysia : 900pc hike in dengue cases

Via NST :

THE number of dengue cases in Ipoh over the first eight weeks of this year has gone up by 907.6 per cent compared with the same time period last year.

A total of 534 cases were reported in the city from Dec 29 last year to Feb 22 this year compared with 53 cases last year.

There were three deaths last month in Taman Pearl, Rapat Setia and Taman Meru Jaya.

Ipoh Mayor Datuk Harun Rawi said 40 localities under the city's jurisdiction had been declared as dengue hot spots, adding that 124 cases had come from these hot spots.

He said this after chairing the city council's full board meeting here yesterday."

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