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December 28, 2006

Increase In Suspected Dengue Cases For Selangor, KL, And Penang

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PUTRAJAYA, Dec 27 (Bernama) — Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Penang have seen an increase in suspected dengue cases while the other states recorded a decline in the past week.
Deputy Director-General of Health (Public Health) Datuk Dr Ramlee Rahmat said Selangor recorded 441 cases over one week ending Dec 23 (329 cases previously), Kuala Lumpur with 276 cases (242), and Penang with 93 cases (88).
Perak, Johor, Kedah, Sabah, Pahang and Terengganu recorded between seven and 49 cases last week, a drop of between six and 30 percent compared with the previous week, he said in a statement.
He said that of the 1,167 suspected dengue cases last week, some 290 cases were positive. No death has been reported.
The cases were reported in Setapak, Subang Jaya, Shah Alam, Cheras, Petaling Jaya, Kajang, Kelang, Ampang Jaya, Gombak, Kuala Lumpur city centre, Jalan Klang Lama, Johor Baharu, Kepong, Hulu Selangor, Kuantan, Melaka Tengah, Damansara, Selayang and North-East and South-West Penang.
To check the problem, the Health Ministry has distributed mosquito larva killers, educate the public and conduct activities to eradicate Aedes mosquitoes.

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