Dengue Alert: Subang Jaya

Dengue is back with a vengeance in Subang Jaya!

Over the first two weeks of 2010, the number of cases reported positive in the municipality has way surpassed the corresponding period last year. In the first week of January this year itself, 37 positive dengue cases in Subang Jaya were reported to the Ministry of Health’s Vector Control Unit. In the first week of 2009, it was 33.

For the second week this year, 40 positive dengue cases were reported up to January 16. Last year, the cases numbered 39.

According to statistics provided by the Subang Jaya Municipal Council, 1,122 cases tested positive for dengue was reported last year in the municipality. Up to January 16 this year, 77 cases have been recorded.

The highest recorded cases for dengue this time around appear to be concentrated in SS18, followed by PJS7 and PJS9 in Sunway; USJ2 and SS14. MPSJ health director Dr Abdul Rahim Ahmad said for the week ending January 23 this year, nine cases were reported with six confirmed to be dengue in SS14 alone.

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