SHAH ALAM – Selangor has recorded the highest number of 39,158 dengue cases involving 59 deaths from January until yesterday nationwide, said Deputy Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahaya.
He said however the number was not alarming and it had shown a downward trend during the first nine months of this year.
“Selangor recorded the highest cases probably due to its waste collection system that is not being managed properly which led to the dengue epidemic.
“Selangor is also an urban state with many development sectors such as construction sites, so this is one of the causes, it records the highest number of dengue cases,” he told reporters after the fourth Kuala Lumpur Hospital (HKL) Burn Seminar 2017 here today.
Also present was HKL Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery head Dr Normala Basiron.
Dr Hilmi was commenting on the dengue cases report issued by the Ministry of Health today in which 71, 892 cases were reported nationwide with Selangor recording the highest number of cases.
In the report, the Federal Territories recorded the second highest number of 6,785 dengue cases, followed by Johor (6,511) and Perak (4,896). – BERNAMA