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Negeri Sembilan records 31.3% spike in dengue cases

SEREMBAN (August 4): Dengue cases in Negeri Sembilan recorded an increase of 31.3% to 1,903 cases for the period from January to Aug 1, compared to 1,449 cases reported in the same period last year.

State Health, Environment, Cooperatives and Consumerism Committee chairman, S. Veerapan said Seremban recorded the highest number of dengue cases at 1,632, followed by Port Dickson (68), Rembau (59), Jempol (52), Tampin (48), Jelebu (25 ) and Kuala Pilah (19).

“For the 31st week from July 26 to Aug 1, 78 cases were recorded across the state,” he said in a statement, here, today.

Veerapan said no death due to dengue was reported during the week, hence the death toll remained at seven or 0.4% of the total number of cases so far.

 He said the authorities also detected 45 active dengue localities in the state with 33 localities in Seremban.

“Prevention and control activities are ongoing despite the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) being in force since June 10.

“The search-and-destroy activities for Aedes breeding grounds are concentrated in residential and surrounding areas, besides larviciding, fogging, and health promotion campaigns.

"The community is encouraged to carry out cleaning work in and around their respective premises for 10 minutes every week by eliminating spots or containers with potential for the breeding of Aedes mosquitoes, thereby curbing the spread of dengue fever,” he added.

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