Dengue fever cases in Malaysia fell 17.6 percent last week.


Dengue fever cases dropped 17.6%.

Dengue fever cases fell 17.6 percent to 1,910 in the fourth epidemiological week of this year (Jan 22-28), from 2,319 the previous week, with one fatality recorded.

The total number of dengue fever cases reported to date is 8,968 compared to 2,948 during the same period last year, representing a 204.2 percent increase, or 6,020 cases.

So far, four deaths have been reported as a result of dengue fever complications, compared to no fatalities in the same period in 2022.

In the epidemiological week, 79 hotspot locations were reported, up from 80 the previous week, with 51 in Selangor, 14 in Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya, 12 in Sabah, and two in Penang.

In the fourth epidemiological week, five cases of chikungunya were recorded, three in Penang and one each in Kedah and Selangor, bringing the total number of cases to 52.

In terms of zika surveillance, he said that 169 blood samples and one urine sample were tested, and the results were all negative.

People are reminded to manage all facilities and paraphernalia used during religious and cultural celebrations so that they do not become Aedes mosquito breeding grounds.

The public is reminded to wear brightly coloured clothing and to cover their bodies when engaging in outdoor activities between the hours of 6 a.m. and 8 p.m.

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