Dengue Fever Cases in Ipoh Increased by 150 Percent

Driven by the continuous rain of the rainy season since the beginning of May, there is an increase in the number of recorded cases for dengue fever in Ipoh.

The Mayor of Ipoh, Dato’ Rumaizi Baharin @ Md Daud said that as of July 23 (Epidemiological Week: 29), a total of 270 cases of dengue fever have been reported around the city of Ipoh.

Rumaizi said the increase was an increase of 150 percent compared to the 108 dengue cases for the same period last year.

“Integrated actions in the effort to eradicate dengue by all parties have been able to control the number of outbreaks in the areas under the Ipoh City Council (MBI).

“The number of localities with outbreaks on July 28 is only two, namely in Taman Arkid with three cases expected to end on July 28, and Taman Pakatan Jaya with three cases expected to end on August 3.

“No hotspot localities or uncontrolled outbreaks have been reported,” he said while addressing the MBI Plenary Meeting at the MBI Meeting Hall on Friday.

He further said that the Ministry of Housing and Local Government (KPKT) has issued a letter of offer to all local authorities in Malaysia to implement the 2022 Environmental Health Campaign in Local Authority Areas in March 2022.

The campaign to eradicate dengue epidemics and hot spots is one of the programmes chosen by the Perak State Secretariat to be implemented by MBI.

“The Council has nominated the locality of RPT Batu 8, Ulu Kinta to implement the Dengue Hotspot and Epidemic Eradication Campaign.

“The selection of RPT Batu 8 locality is based on data provided by the Kinta District Health Office.

He hopes that prevention and control activities to eliminate mosquito breeding places will be carried out continuously.

It is important to ensure that the density (population) of Aedes mosquitoes is as low as possible at all times.

By Rosli Mansor Ahmad Razali

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