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Dengue: Do not wait for death to act

SHAH ALAM, 21 June: The people have been reminded to not overlook the important role they play in taking care of environmental hygiene so that it is free from Aedes breeding grounds.

The Selangor State Health Department (JKNS) Director, Dr S Balachandran, said that quick action for inspection and treatment should be taken if there are signs of dengue as it is important to be addressed.

“All parties need to ensure that their house compound and work place is clean so that the high number of dengue cases can be reduced.

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“Do not wait until there is a death before acting. Practice it for 10 minutes every week (cleaning the house,” he told reporters.

He was met yesterday at the Seri Muda Ramadan Bazaar during the Bazaar Safety Campaign which was carried out by the Exco for Health, Welfare, Women’s Affairs and Family, Dr Daroyah Alwi.

Elaborating, Balachandran said that Selangor still recorded a higher number of cases compared to last year and has the highest number of cases compared to other states.

“Four districts that recorded the highest number of cases are Petaling, Gombak, Klang and Hulu Langat. The number of death cases have also increased,” he said.

Until June 13, there were almost 30,000 dengue cases reported with 77 deaths (Petaling:19, Hulu Langat:19, Klang:14 and Gombak:6).

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Dengue: Do not wait for death to act

SHAH ALAM, 21 June: The people have been reminded to not overlook the important role they play in taking care of environmental hygiene so that it is free from Aedes breeding grounds.

The Selangor State Health Department (JKNS) Director, Dr S Balachandran, said that quick action for inspection and treatment should be taken if there are signs of dengue as it is important to be addressed.

“All parties need to ensure that their house compound and work place is clean so that the high number of dengue cases can be reduced.

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“Do not wait until there is a death before acting. Practice it for 10 minutes every week (cleaning the house,” he told reporters.

He was met yesterday at the Seri Muda Ramadan Bazaar during the Bazaar Safety Campaign which was carried out by the Exco for Health, Welfare, Women’s Affairs and Family, Dr Daroyah Alwi.

Elaborating, Balachandran said that Selangor still recorded a higher number of cases compared to last year and has the highest number of cases compared to other states.

“Four districts that recorded the highest number of cases are Petaling, Gombak, Klang and Hulu Langat. The number of death cases have also increased,” he said.

Until June 13, there were almost 30,000 dengue cases reported with 77 deaths (Petaling:19, Hulu Langat:19, Klang:14 and Gombak:6).

NS

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