GEORGETOWN – Dengue fever in Penang increased by 1,615 cases or 171.26 per cent to 2,558 cases for the period beginning January to Dec , compared with 943 cases for the same period last year.
State Agriculture, Agro-based Industry, Rural Development and Health Committee chairman Dr Afif Bahardin said during that period, there were seven dengue deaths compared with five deaths for the same period last year.
“I want to remind all parties and the local community to continue to take preventive measures to stop the spread of dengue like carrying out gotong royong activities in residential areas.
“They were also asked to cooperate by allowing medical personnel to carry out fogging in the house,” he said in a statement here, today.
He said currently, there were 34 localities in Penang where the dengue outbreak was under control, namely in the Northeast district. – BERNAMA