Dengue Fever Cases In Ipoh Increased By 170.8 Percent

The number of recorded dengue fever cases have increased in the administrative area of ​​the Ipoh City Council (MBI), with 371 cases reported until September 24 (Epid Week: 38).

The mayor of Ipoh, Dato’ Rumaizi Baharin @ Md Daud, said there was an increase of 170.8 percent when compared to the 137 cases for the same period last year.

He said prevention and control activities need to be improved, in view of the continuous rainy season which can increase the density of Aedes mosquitoes.

“From September 17 to 27, no outbreak locality was reported.

“This is the result of the cooperation of all parties in implementing prevention, control and health promotion activities related to dengue awareness.

“Congratulations and well done to all councillors, MBI employees of the Kinta District Health Office and the local ‘communication for behavioural impact’ (COMBI) team,” he said, in conjunction with the September Council Plenary Meeting at the MBI Meeting Hall on Thursday.

In the meantime, Rumaizi hopes that the involvement of all agencies and voluntary bodies who have worked hard all this time can ensure that there will be no locality of dengue outbreaks in MBI’s administrative area.

by Rosli Mansor

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