Dengue claims Year Two pupil in Terengganu


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  • Friday, 05 Feb 2016

KUALA TERENGGANU: A Year Two pupil became the latest dengue casualty in the state, bringing the total number of dengue deaths to seven.

State Health Department director Dr Mohammad Omar on Friday said the eight-year-old girl of SK Seri Budiman 2 died at 3.30pm on Thursday at Hospital Sultanah Nur Zahirah.

She was from Jalan Masjid, Batu Burok, here.

"This is the fourth death involving a student this year," he told reporters after a gotong-royong event here.

As of Friday, Dr Mohammad said the state had recorded 776 cases in 37 dengue outbreak localities, including three hotspots: Panji Alam, Chendering Pantai and Losing Haji Mat Shafie.

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