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Declining Dengue Cases Reported In Johor

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KOTA ISKANDAR – Dengue cases recorded in Johor declined to 9,880 cases up to November this year from 13,353 cases during the same period last year.

State Health and Environment Committee chairman Datuk Ayub Rahmat said 20 deaths due to dengue were reported in the first eleven months of this year, a decrease of 50 per cent from 40 cases in the same period last year.

“This shows that the strategy implemented by the government, which was focused, integrated and ongoing, managed to curb the spread of dengue in Johor.

“It also involved maximising manpower and assets” he told the state Legislative Assembly sitting here today.

He was replying to Datuk Dr Adham Baba (BN-Pasir Raja) who wanted to know the results of the preventive measures taken by the government in curbing the spread of dengue in the state. – BERNAMA

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