By Zareef Muzammil
SHAH ALAM, Aug 4 — The number of dengue cases recorded in Selangor has dropped with 32 cases recorded from January until August 1 in comparison to the 36 fatalities registered in the same period last year.
Selangor State Health Department director Datuk Dr Sha’ari Ngadiman said a total of 34,090 dengue infections were recorded in epidemic week 31 compared to 44,401 cases registered last year.
“The total localities of dengue infection is at 301, which includes 37 hotspots, 28 areas of uncontrolled outbreaks, 225 areas of controlled outbreaks, and one new outbreak.
“Five districts registered the highest number of cases with a total record of 12,138 in Petaling, followed by, Hulu Langat (6,485), Klang (6,105), Gombak (4,887) and Sepang (1,896),” he said in a statement today.
Dr Sha’ari had reminded the public to be proactive in carrying out dengue preventive measures by keeping premises clean and clear from dengue mosquito breeding grounds.
“The people are advised to use insect repellents when indoors and public transports such as buses should also spray the indoor aerosol in the vehicles before starting the journey,” he said.