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October 7, 2007

Kedah on high alert for dengue

Filed under: Uncategorized — malaysianmedicine @ 9:39 am

Star: ALOR STAR: Kedah is on high alert for dengue following the death of a three-year-old girl from dengue haemorrhagic fever on Friday.
The girl, Mawaddah Yusri, died three days after another victim Hamidah Said, 36, passed away. Both are from Taman Bersatu here.
The health authorities have summoned 12 other suspected dengue patients who are staying in the same housing to return to the hospital for further observation.
State Health committee chairman Datuk Fong Chok Gin said: “The 12 patients had earlier sought treatment at the hospital but they were sent home. But after the second death, we called them back and had them warded because we do not want to take any chances.”
Mawaddah died within a day after she was admitted to the intensive care unit on Thursday.
The health authorities have also conducted checks on the 2,000 houses in the housing estate to seek and destroy potential mosquito breeding ground.
A total of 15 people, including the 12 residents from Taman Bersatu, have been warded for suspected dengue yesterday.

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