Significant decrease in dengue cases in Negri Sembilan this year, says exco member


SEREMBAN: Dengue cases in Negri Sembilan have fallen by almost 75% so far this year compared to the same period in 2020, says state health exco member S. Veerapan.

As of May 15, only 255 cases were reported as against 996 during the corresponding period last year.

One death was registered compared to two last year.

"The bulk of the cases were in Seremban with 210 followed by 16 in Jempol and 11 in Tampin.

"Also, we do not have any locality categorised as an epidemic area," he said in a statement Tuesday (May 18).

Jelebu had nine cases, Rembau (five), Port Dickson (three) and Kuala Pilah (one).

Veerapan said despite the imposition of the movement control order, efforts to fight the scourge would continue.

"The health authorities will continue with measures to destroy potential Aedes breeding grounds and fogging," he said.

He urged the public to keep their homes clean and conduct weekly checks to destroy potential Aedes breeding sites.

"The public should spend at least 10 minutes every week to rid their homes of potential Aedes breeding grounds which include unused containers.

"You can also spray insecticide inside your homes and in places where the mosquitoes will hide such as under the tables, beds, behind cupboards and in the storerooms," he added.

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