Dengue Fever Cases in Ipoh increased by 224.3 Percent

BY: Aida Aziz

IPOH: The number of dengue fever cases in the administrative area of Ipoh City Council (MBI) has shown an increase with 681 reported cases until June 17.

According to the Mayor of Ipoh, Datuk Rumaizi Baharin, this increase represents a 224.3 per cent rise compared to 210 cases reported during the same period last year.

“As of June 25, there are eight controlled outbreak localities in Taman Che Wan (3 cases), Kampung Rapat Jaya Tambahan (2 cases), Taman Klebang Jaya (3 cases), Seri Palma (3 cases), Taman Ipoh Jaya (5 cases), Bandar Baru Sri Klebang (2 cases), Kampung Tersusun Tawas Tambahan (3 cases), and Kampung Pengkalan Pegoh (2 cases),” he said.

He made these remarks while chairing the Full Council Meeting for June at the MBI Meeting Hall on Tuesday.

Rumaizi stated that there is an uncontrolled outbreak in Kampung Baru Gunung Rapat with four recorded cases.

“Until June 17, the Vector Control Unit of the MBI Environmental Health Department has conducted a total of 351 inspections of breeding grounds.

“This involved 21,110 residential and commercial premises, with 65 premises yielding 159 positive findings for the breeding of Aedes mosquito larvae.

“A total of 65 compounds worth RM32,500 have been issued, and 30 cases have been referred for court action due to failure to settle the compound fines,” he said.

He further emphasized the need for cooperation from the owners and residents of residential and commercial properties in continuous efforts to address the dengue outbreak.

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