DENGUE-SPIKE/BM DENGUE CASES ROSE BY 338 PERCENT IN SELANGOR
Aug 1 18:15
KUALA LUMPUR,Dengue cases in Selangor have spiked by 338 per cent, with 29,972 cases recorded between January and July 27, as compared to only 6,842 cases for the same period last year. Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said among the factors for the increase of dengue cases was the poor management of solid waste. "The situation can be attributed to irregular collection of rubbish," he told Bernama here today. He noted that in this regard, there should be more determined efforts to fight dengue in Selangor, thereby bringing down its frequency.
The health ministry had mobilised more personnel from other states to Selangor for its dengue eradication operations, said Dr Noor Hisham.