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Dengue Patrol Helps Raise Awareness Of Disease Among Students

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Dengue Patrol Awareness Programme conducted at primary and secondary schools in the country has helped to raise awareness among students on the dangers of a dengue epidemic, said Deputy Education Minister Datuk P. Kamalanathan. He said the programme had also helped to reduce the number of dengue cases and deaths from…

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Dengue Incidence In S’gor Shows Downward Trend, Assembly Told

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SHAH ALAM – The incidence of dengue fever in Selangor seems to be on the downward trend, going by statistics. The state recorded 40,164 cases of the disease from January to Oct 21 this year, down from the 45,432 cases in 2016, said State Health, Welfare, Women and Family Affairs Committee chairman Dr Daroyah Alwi.…

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PM Offers Selangor Govt Help TO Combat Dengue Menace

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KUALA SELANGOR – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has offered help to the Selangor government in managing waste disposal and drainage to reduce dengue cases in the state which is the worst affected by the menace as compared to other states. He said Selangor recorded about 40,000 dengue case each year or some…

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Combi Programme Boosts Awareness On Dengue

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KENINGAU – The implementation of the Communication For Behavioural Impact (Combi) programme must continue to be empowered because it can become an important strategy to boost awareness in society on the danger of dengue. Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan said the implementation of the programme would increase the mobilisation of the communities…

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Dengue Leaves Three Malaysian Siblings Orphaned In Two Days

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BUKIT MERTAJAM – The Aedes mosquito has robbed three siblings of their parents, who succumbed to dengue just one day apart. And it very nearly took the lives of one of the three siblings as well. Form Two student Muhammad Firdaus Azlan, was stricken by dengue along with his father Azlan Mat Din, 50, and…

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Wiser To Hold Off Dengue Vaccine, For Now

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KUALA LUMPUR – When the first dengue vaccine in the world Dengvaxia was cleared for release in Mexico in December 2015, the Malaysian Health Ministry hesitated to introduce it in the country. Perhaps for good reason too. To date, the vaccine has been licensed in Mexico, the Philippines, Brazil, El Savador and more recently, Costa…

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Malaysia To Decide On Use Of Dengue Vaccine After Study

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  KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia is to only decide by June whether to use the world’s first dengue vaccine now already licensed in Mexico, Brazil, El Salvador and the Philippines. Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam said last night the decision would be made after the ministry’s technical and scientific committee completes a study…

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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…

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Dengue Situation Expected To Be Worse This Year – Dr Subramaniam

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KUALA LUMPUR: The dengue situation in the country is predicted to be worse this year compared with last year, following the 26,533 cases reported from January until Wednesday. Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam said the figure showed an increase of over 1,500 compared with 25,028 cases over the same period last year. “Out…

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Dengue: 11 Deaths So Far In Terengganu This Year

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DUNGUN: Deaths in Terengganu due to dengue have continued to increase, with 11 people reported dead in the first two months of this year. State Health Department director Dr Mohamad Omar said the ninth fatal victim, who was a 25-year-old man from Ladang, Kuala Terengganu, occurred on Feb 24, followed by that of a 37-year-old…

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Eight-Year-Old Girl Seventh Dengue Victim In Terengganu

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KUALA TERENGGANU – Another death from dengue has been reported in Terengganu this year, raising to seven the number of people who have died from the disease in the state so far this year. The latest victim, an eight-year-old girl, died at 3.30pm yesterday, three days after being admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of…

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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…

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Health Department Warning To Labuan Folk Over Dengue

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LABUAN: The Labuan Health Department has warned of penalty against people found to have Aedes mosquito breeding grounds in their homes or buildings. Its director, Dr Ismail Ali, said enforcement would be carried out in housing estates, schools, construction sites, factories and business establishments. The people must not become complacent just because Labuan recorded a…

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50% Rise In Dengue Deaths

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PETALING JAYA: The number of dengue cases last year paints a scary picture. There was a more than 50% jump in the number of deaths caused by dengue compared to 2014. This, according to the Health Ministry, was the highest number of dengue deaths ever recorded in the country. According to the ministry, 336 people…

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Massive Clean-Up Against Dengue-Causing Aedes Mosquito

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PETALING JAYA – The nation today undertook a massive community self-help (gotong royong) clean-up spearheaded by the Health Ministry to get rid of the breeding grounds of the Aedes mosquito which has spread dengue that has claimed 282 lives so far this year. Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam launched the clean-up in Kampung…

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Intensify Cleanliness Efforts To Curb Dengue Outbreak – Loga Bala

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KUALA LUMPUR – The people must take responsibility to jointly fight against dengue, said Deputy Federal Territories Minister Datuk Dr Loga Bala Mohan. He said, based on the Health Ministry’s statistics, 94,613 dengue cases, including 262 deaths, were recorded nationwide from January till Oct 14 this year. “Kuala Lumpur recorded 6,446 dengue cases with 31…

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Country’s Dengue Fever Cases, Deaths On The Rise – Dr Hilmi

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KUALA LUMPUR – A total of 80,654 dengue fever cases were recorded nationwide from January to August compared to 65,672 cases during the corresponding period last year, said Deputy Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahaya. He said the number of fatalities also rose from 128 to 219. “Dengue cases in the country are now…

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Residents’ Collective Spirit In Eradicating Dengue

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KUALA LUMPUR – Residents at elite neighbourhoods often keep to themselves and shy away from community activities, and the Taman Fern Grove neighbourhood in Cheras, near here, is no exception. However, this changed when news of Aedes mosquito threat reached the residents and thus they revived the spirit of gotong-royong (communal undertaking). Taman Fern Grove…

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Dengue: Health Exco Comes Under Fire

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SHAH ALAM: Sementa Assemblywoman Dr Daroyah Alwi, who is the State Health, Welfare, Women and Family Affairs Permanent Committee chairman came under attack by members of the Selangor State Assembly who were not happy with her answers on the increase in dengue cases in Selangor. Earlier, she told the house that as of Aug 8,…

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71,001 Dengue Cases Recorded Nationwide So Far This Year

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TELUK BAHANG – A total of 71,001 cases of dengue fever were recorded nationwide from January to August 3 this year as compared to 55,237 cases in the corresponding period last year, said Deputy Health Minister, Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahaya. He said during the period 192 fatalities were recorded compared to 104 last year.…

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Country Facing Largest Dengue Epidemic Ever – Health Minister

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KUALA LUMPUR – The country is probably facing the largest dengue epidemic ever, with over 40,000 cases and 157 deaths reported since January this year. Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam said the number was staggering when compared to what was reported during the same period last year. “The number of deaths has doubled…

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Dengue Vaccine Not Available In Large Scale

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GEORGETOWN – The Health Ministry is not ready to provide dengue vaccine on a large scale to the people as it still needs to undergo several stages of clinical tests. Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam said the study on the vaccine which was conducted with the cooperation of a private compay from Japan…

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Selangor Using Toxo Mosquitoes To Reduce Dengue Cases

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SHAH ALAM – The Selangor government is using toxo (elephant) mosquitoes to reduce dengue cases in the state, the state assembly was told today. Health, Entrepreneur Development, Science, Technology and Innovation Committee chairman, Dr Daroyah Alwi said the method was being implemented by Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ). “The toxo mosquito method conducted at Pangsapuri…

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Dengue Cases In Penang On The Decline

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GEORGETOWN – Penang recorded a drop of 24.3 per cent (18 cases) in dengue cases last week as compared to the previous week. State agriculture, agro-based industry, rural development and health committee chairman, Dr Afif Bahardin said as many as 56 dengue cases were reported from March 15 to 21, as compared to 74 from…

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Dengue Cases In Pahang And Penang On The Rise

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KUANTAN – Pahang recorded 618 cases of dengue fever for the first two months of this year compared to 201 cases posted in the same period last year – a 200 per cent increase. Pahang Health director Dr Zainal Ariffin Omar said, two deaths were reported during the period with one each in Bentong and…

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PM Cautions The People Again Over Dengue Fever

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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…

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Dengue Cases In Penang Rise By 208.84 Per Cent

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GEORGETOWN – The number of dengue cases in Penang rose by 208.84 per cent to 908 cases as at Feb 14, compared to 294 cases reported in the corresponding period last year. State agriculture, agro-based industry, rural development and health committee chairman Dr Afif Bahardin said the number of deaths however, remained the same, at…

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PM Advises Caution Against Dengue

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KUALA LUMPUR – Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today advised the people to take precautionary measures against dengue fever and seek assistance immediately if struck by the disease. The prime minister said precautionary measures must be taken immediately because the number of dengue fever cases was rising by the day. He gave the advice in…

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Dengue Cases In Penang Up By 1,615 Cases

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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…

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World’s First Dengue Vaccine To Be Available Next June

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The world’s first dengue vaccine will be available in stores by June. But before that, the Health Ministry is conducting clinical tests on to find out more about its long-term use. “We are conducting a study to obtain sufficient data to support our use of the vaccine,” Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam was quoted…

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