JE-MONITOR/BM SABAH HEALTH DEPT TO CLOSELY MONITOR JE SITUATION
July 1 19:43
KOTA KINABALU,The Sabah Health Department will carry out surveillance and monitor the condition of people at risk prone areas to combat Japanese Encephalitis (JE) said its director Dr Christina Rundi. Dr Christina said among steps taken by the department was to wipe out mosquitoes breeding areas through fogging and organising health clinics to educate the people.
"Deaths reported in Sabah due to JE involved a two-year-old child from Kota Kinabalu and another from Tuaran," she told Bernama via a short messaging service, here today when asked to comment on the latest development in Sabah. According to Dr Christina, there were five JE cases in Sabah this year and resulted in two deaths.
Meanwhile, in Kuala Lumpur, Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S.Subramaniam said 16 JE cases were reported throughout the country this year and from the total, four have died.