Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Dengue cases down this year

PAPAR (Sabah): A total of 2,688 dengue cases with six deaths were reported in the country this year as of Feb 10, from 5,848 cases, including 20 deaths, during the corresponding period last year, Deputy Health Minister Datuk Rosnah Abdul Rashid Shirlin said.
She said a total of 46,171 dengue cases with 134 deaths were reported last year.
"Although there is a drop in the number of dengue cases and fatalities, it does not mean we can be comfortable," she said at the opening of a gotong-royong programme at Kampung Pengalat Besar near here Tuesday.
As such, she said, more gotong-royong activities should be organised to address the spread of the disease.
She said the Government had taken various measures to overcome the spread of dengue, including efforts to eliminate aedes mosquito breeding grounds, and disseminate information on the dangers of dengue to the public.

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