The Ministry of Health (MOH) warned that there may be a second wave of dengue fever cases, which is expected to surge between June to September later this year. The public needs to be aware of the fact.
Since January up to June 13, 50,511 cases of dengue fever have been reported, with 88 deaths, compared to yesteryear, which was 56,819 with the same number of deaths, at 88.
According to the Minister of Health, Dato’ Sri Dr Adham Baba, a trend of surging cases was found throughout the last eight weeks, with an average increase of 8 percent weekly. This is despite the decrease of cumulative cases so far.
“Even though we’re still fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, efforts to win the war against dengue fever threats must also be prioritised because cases are still at a worrisome state in our country,” he stressed in an annual statement in commemoration of the Asean Dengue Day every June 15.
“We hereby thank 2,954 teams of Communication for Behavioural Impact (COMBI) and more than 25,531 volunteers from all walks of life for carrying out educational activities in the prevention of dengue fever infection via the new norm approach,” Adham expressed.