Current Situation of Dengue in Malaysia for the Year 2018 and 2019
According to the Ministry of Health (MoH), Malaysia, during the 29th week in the year 2019, a total of 3,406 Dengue cases have been reported, which is an increase of 1.4% compared to the previous week.
The cumulative number of reported dengue cases from January until 20th July 2019 was 72,356 cases, an increased by 34,166 cases (89.5%), compared to 38,190 cases in the year 2018, during the same period.
Through it, the MoH reported that dengue cases during the 29th week in the year 2019 alone (14 - 20 July 2019) were among the highest recorded cases since the year 2017, with six (6) dengue deaths.
So far, the mortality rate caused by dengue cases has reached a cumulative figure of 108 in 2019 compared to 61 deaths during the same period last year in 2018.
Thus, it is of imperative importance that we take the relevant control measures and precautions seriously to reduce the transmission of dengue virus.
Always be aware of flu-like symptoms which include a sudden high fever coming in separate waves, severe headache, pain behind the eyes, muscle, joint, and bone pain, as well as red spots of skin rash.
Do seek IMMEDIATE hospital care if you experience symptoms of dengue complications, especially if you experience any of the following between 3-7 days after the first symptoms of dengue occurred & once the fever has subsided:
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