Pahang records increase in dengue fever cases

PEKAN: The Pahang Health Department has recorded 248 dengue cases in the state so far this year, a 52% increase compared with the same period last year.

Its deputy director Datuk Dr Mohamed Sapian Mohamed said there was one dengue death this year.

He said to ensure the community gave serious attention to cleanliness, the department was now focusing on enforcement as an effective preventive measure.

“So far, we have inspected 82,982 premises such as houses, shops and factories with 221 premises fined a total of RM11,500.

He said legal action will be taken against nine cases.

“The cooperation of the community in ensuring cleanliness is very important to control the spread of dengue in the state,” he said at an Anti-Dengue Campaign and a Communication for Behavioural Impact (Combi) programme with volunteers at Taman Peramu Jaya 1 here.

More than 500 residents comprising personnel from various government agencies, private sector and students took part in the programme. — Bernama

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