Materia Medica Malaysiana

May 21, 2007

More dengue deaths

Filed under: Uncategorized — malaysianmedicine @ 11:20 am

Star: PENANG: Forty-four people died of dengue haemorrhagic fever nationwide in the first four months of this year compared to 21 in the same period last year, said Health Ministry parliamentary secretary Datuk Lee Kah Choon.
“The bulk of deaths were in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur. More than 1,600 suspected dengue cases were reported in the country over the past two weeks,” he said, adding that about 50 suspected cases were reported weekly in Penang, which he said was a manageable level.
“The present weather is conducive for mosquitoes to breed. So, the people must take steps to ensure that their surroundings are free of rubbish at all times.
“The health department in all states are monitoring the situation to ensure there is no outbreak.
“Fogging is done in areas with a high dengue rate,” Lee told reporters after opening a free medical check-up camp at the Taman Sri Damai flats in Lebuhraya Batu Lancang here yesterday.

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