Selangor records most Chikungunya cases

  • Nation
  • Saturday, 09 Feb 2019

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KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): A total of 39 Chikungunya cases have been reported in the country since January until Feb 7 this year, with Selangor recording the highest number of cases, totalling 23, says Health director-general  Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

He said Melaka recorded the second highest number of cases (nine), followed by Kelantan (six) and Perlis (one).

Preventive and control measures have been carried out after the Chikungunya cases were reported on Jan 29 at Tanjung Sepat in Kuala Langat, Selangor, he said in a statement Saturday.

On the 23 cases recorded in Selangor, he said they involved outpatients with no deaths reported.

He advised those with Chikungunya-related symptoms such as fever, rashes, body aches and severe joint pain to seek immediate treatment.

According to Dr Noor Hisham, up to Feb 7, fogging had been conducted at 1,1740 houses in Tanjung Sepat, as well as gotong-royong activities.

He advised the public to ensure the cleanliness of their surrounding and also to keep their surrounding free of mosquito breeding grounds. – Reuters


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