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82,840 dengue cases nationwide in 2017; 171 deaths till Dec 23 , 2017


Almost 83,000 dengue cases nationwide in 2017; 171 deaths

Bernama
New Straits Times30 December 2017



PUTRAJAYA: A total of 82,840 dengue fever cases were recorded until Dec 23 this year, a drop of 17.2 per cent from the 100,028 cases recorded in 2016.

In a statement released on Friday, Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said 171 people died from the disease – a 26 per cent drop from the 231 deaths reported for the same period last year.





Health Ministry’s director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah says 171 people died from dengue in 2017. File pic by ASYRAF HAMZAH.

As of Dec 23, 303 dengue outbreak areas are still considered “active”, including 20 hotspots nationwide. They comprise 10 locations in Selangor, four in Johor, three in Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya, two in Perak, and one in Penang.

Noor Hisham called on the public to help authorities search and destroy breeding sites of the aedes mosquito in their respective homes. -- BERNAMA

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