One Death, Drop In Dengue Cases For Sept 5 To 11

One death due to dengue involving an 11-year-old girl was reported for the period Sept 5 to 11, raising the overall total to 105 deaths this year.

The Director-General of Health Services, Tan Sri Dr Mohd Ismail Merican, said dengue fever cases, however, were reported to have dropped by 21 per cent during the period to 898 cases compared with 1,144 cases reported in the previous week.

“Two states had reported an increase in the number of cases last week namely Terengganu (15 cases) and the Federal Territories of Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya (four cases),” he said in a statement on Wednesday.

He said the total number of cases reported from January to September this year rose by 13 per cent to 34,730 compared with 30,588 cases for the same period last year.

Dr Mohd Ismail said the death of the female student from Terengganu was due to “Dengue Shock Syndrome” after contracting the fever on Sept 2.

On Chikungunya, he said there were five cases compared with 12 cases reported in the previous week.

— BERNAMA

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