Selangor Journal

Dengue cases on the rise in week-49

SHAH ALAM, DEC 15: Dengue fever cases have risen to 48 cases or 3.6% in week-49 this year with 1,376 cases reported from December 4 to December 10, as compared to 1,328 cases in the previous week.
Health Chief Director Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said there are reportedly 419 active localities, mostly in states including Selangor, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Johor, Kelantan, Perak, Negeri Sembilan, Sabah, Sarawak, Pahang, Pulau Pinang, Melaka dan Kedah.
“The cumulative number of dengue cases from January to December 10 this year are 97.041 cases, a reduction of 14.5% (16,459 cases) compared to the same period last year, which recorded 113.500 cases,” he said in a statement.
He said that for the period of December 4 to December 10, 6 deaths were reported bringing the cumulative number of dengue deaths in Malaysia from January until December 10, to 228 cases compared to 304 in 2015, a reduction of 24.7%.
Regarding Zika virus, Dr Noor Hisham said that based on the latest World Health Organisation (WHO) report issued on December 8, 75 countries were reported as being infected.
“On the other hand, in Malaysia, Zika cases remain at 7 from September 1 to December 10,” he said.
He said that monitoring by the National Public Health Laboratory (MKAK) and Medical Research Institute (IMR) from June 2015 to December 10, had found negative results for the 1,633 blood and urine samples tested from patients showing Zika symptoms.

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