Monday, May 14, 2012

Selangor records highest number of dengue cases



KUALA LUMPUR: Selangor recorded the highest number of dengue cases so far this year with 3,615 and nine deaths up until yesterday, Deputy Health Minister Datuk Rosnah Abdul Rashid Shirlin said today.

 
Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya recorded 868 cases with three deaths, while Perak registered 563 cases with one death, she said this when replying to a supplementary question from Senator Mustafa Kamal Mohd Yusoff. 
 
"From the data, we can conclude that urban areas have high dengue prevalence compared with rural areas," she said, adding that Sabah, which has a vast rural area, recorded 151 cases with one death for the same period. 
 
She said the trend, however, could change from time to time depending on the efforts by local community to ensure a dengue-free environment. 
 
Eighteen deaths from 8,052 dengue cases were reported nationwide between January and April 24 this year, up from 6,594 cases with 12 deaths during the same period last year.  -- BERNAMA 


14 comments:

Moktar said...

Looks like Selangor health ministers need to buck up and resolve the dengue cases within the state. Dengue is a deadly disease but can be prevented by preventing these dengue mosquitoes from breeding.

Moktar said...

8,052 dengue cases were reported nationwide between January and April 24 this year, there should be more awareness made about this diseases as prevention is always better than cure.

Anonymous said...

Like all flies, mosquitoes go through four stages in their life cycle: egg, larva, pupa, and adult or imago. In most species, adult females lay their eggs in standing water; some lay eggs near the water's edge; others attach their eggs to aquatic plants.

TuhauBam said...

Mosquito habits of oviposition, the ways in which they lay their eggs, vary considerably between species, and the morphologies of the eggs vary accordingly

Anna said...

We must ensure that there are no still water in our surrounding such as open containers which can be filled with rainwater or blocked drains as these are places where mosquitoes likes to lay their eggs in.

Anna said...

The local community must cooperate in preventing dengue problems within the area, its for the health and safety of the local people as well.

Anna said...

I believe so as well, the Selangor government must spread awareness about the dangers of dengue fever and what caused it so that the people knew what to do to prevent it.

mantera said...

kerajaan selangor harus pantau hal ini. jgn biarkan kes ini merebak.

Nelson said...

Tingkatkan kesedaran berkenaan nyamuk aides.

Don said...

Rakyat sendiri juga harus bertindak terhadap nyamuk supaya tidak merebak.

Asyraf said...

Hukuman harus dikenakan kepada pihak yang tidak menjaga takungan air dalam rumah yang menyebabkan penyakit aides.

Elena said...

Kerjasama semua pihak amat diperlukan sebab penyebaran penyakit ini amat besar.

Birunda said...

Jangan menanti sehingga adanya kes kematian baru sedar kepentingan menjaga persekitaran.

me gusta said...

Prevention is better than cure. Let us keep our environment dengue-free.

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