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Perlis Records 28 Per Cent Drop In Dengue Cases

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KANGAR – Perlis recorded a drop of 28 per cent in dengue fever cases or 67 cases from January to March 19, compared to 93 cases in the same period last year.

State Health Committee chairman Jafperi Othman said the decline was the result of various dengue prevention initiatives undertaken by the State Health Department with the cooperation of non-governmental organisations, government agencies and local community.

Five out of 22 mukims (sub-district) in Perlis had been identified as high-risk dengue outbreak areas, namely Kuala Perlis, Beseri, Sanglang, Utan Aji and Titi Tinggi, he said in reply to a question from Asmaiza Ahmad (BN-Chuping) at the State Assembly sitting, here today.

Jafperi said as at March 19, 10 briefing sessions on the dengue fever had been conducted involving local community, educational institutions, government departments and private agencies.

Besides that, he said some 8,978 flyers were distributed and 5,745 small group discussions and gotong-royong activities were also held during the same period. – BERNAMA


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