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Kedah Record 10.1% Increase In Dengue Cases

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ALOR SETAR – Kedah recorded an increase of 10.1 per cent or 87 dengue cases between Jan 1 and Jan 23, compared to 79 cases in the same period last year.

In a statement here today, Kedah health director Datuk Dr Norhizan Ismail said no fatalities were recorded within the period.

Two districts recorded an increase in dengue cases, namely Baling, by 380 per cent (24 from five last year) and Kuala Muda, by 191.7 per cent (35 from 12 last year).

Kulim recorded a decline in dengue cases by 60 per cent (8 compared to 20 in 2015); Langkawi, by 100 per cent; Kubang Pasu, by 66.7 per cent (4 compared to 12 in 2015); and Kota Setar, by 25.0 per cent (12 compared to 16 in 2015).

Three other districts that recorded a decline in dengue cases are Padang Terap, by 66.7 per cent (1 compared to 3 in 2015); Yan, by 83.3 per cent (one compared to six in 2015); and Sik, by 100 per cent.

Dr Norhizan said there were no recorded dengue cases in Bandar Baharu and Pendang.

Meanwhile, the state health department inspected 18,301 premises and issued 164 compounds totaling RM82,000, and 26 notices to clean up and destroy potential aedes mosquito breeding grounds.

Fogging and other preventive measures were also carried out by the department. – BERNAMA

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