KUALA TERENGGANU (Nov 26): A resident of Kampung Tepoh, Batu Rakit in Kuala Nerus near here has been diagnosed with human malaria infection on Oct 23.
She said further investigation conducted by the Kuala Nerus district health office had identified four foreign nationals with similar malaria infection.
“All of these foreign nationals had previously worked in their hometown in Lombok, Indonesia, and came to Malaysia between February and July 2019.
“We are still investigating to determine the true cause of the infection,” she said in a statement today.
She said all those infected had been given proper treatment thus far.
Nor Azimi said the Kuala Nerus district health office had also carried out blood screening to detect the possibility of malaria infection among nearby residents.
“Currently the situation in Kuala Nerus is under control and no new cases has been detected within five weeks from the date of the first case reported.
“As a precaution and control measure, the district health office had carried out the indoor spraying and distributing mosquito nets,” she said.
“It is important to seek prompt treatment at a health facility in case of fever,” she said.
TOP PICKS BY EDGEPROP
Bandar Bukit Raja Klang 1.5storey Semi D factory
Bandar Bukit Raja, Selangor
Direct Owner (Corner Lot) SEMI D TAMAN RINCHING
Elegan Townhouse, Taman Putra Perdana
Bungaraya Kondominium, Saujana Subang
Commercial Land at Sungai Buluh Facing Main Road
Sungai Buloh, Selangor
Freehold 2 Storey CORNER Shoplot at Putrajaya
Freehold 2 Storey Landed @ Salak Perdana