News Update by The Star News Desk
PUTRAJAYA: Two more people – a four-year-old boy and a 31-year-old woman – have died from haemorrhagic dengue fever last week, bringing the death toll in the country to 81.
However, the Health Ministry said that the overall trend of dengue cases in the country seemed to be declining in week 42.
“We have 1,064 unconfirmed dengue cases this week as compared to 1,132 cases previously. This is a good sign as even the area worst hit in Penang, the south-westerly district, seems to have recorded lesser cases.
“However, for those who are going back for their Deepavali and Hari Raya holidays, they should take whatever precautions by covering up any water container during their absence to any to prevent mosquitoes from breeding within their housing compound,” said disease control division director Dr Ramlee Rahmat here Tuesday.
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