Fewer dengue cases nationwide

  • Nation
  • Friday, 18 Feb 2005

ALOR STAR: The number of dengue cases nationwide has dropped in the sixth week of its outbreak, Health Ministry parliamentary secretary Lee Kah Choon said.  

He said the number of cases for this period, which ended on Saturday, was 963. 

“This was a drop of 475 cases compared with 1,438 cases recorded in the fifth week, which ended on Feb 5,” he said after visiting the Kota Star District Health office here yesterday.  

He said Sabah recorded an increase of seven new cases from 61 in the fifth week to 68 in the sixth week. He added that Labuan, which had no cases in the fifth week, now had five cases. 

Earlier, during the briefing with the district health personnel, Lee said the ministry had conducted a pilot project for a one-call ambulance centre at eight locations nationwide. 

He said the project was implemented last September.  

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