KUALA LUMPUR – In a second tweet in just over a fortnight, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak advised the people to seek treatment immediately if they suspect they have contracted dengue fever.
In his latest post today on his Twitter account @NajibRazak, the prime minister outlined some of the symptoms of dengue fever which the people should pay attention to.
He mentioned headache; fever; pain behind the eyes; body aches; mild bleeding from the gums, nose or beneath the skin and skin rashes.
Najib’s advice, the second following the first on Feb 17, indicates the severity of the dengue fever situation in the country.
Statistics show that in January and February this year, 23,630 cases of dengue fever, with 62 deaths, were reported in the country, up from the 16,053 cases, with 29 deaths, in the corresponding period last year. – BERNAMA