Dengue cases in Negri Sembilan spike by 195%

SEREMBAN: The number of dengue cases reported in the first nine weeks of this year in Negri Sembilan has spiked to 580, says state health exco S. Veerapan.

He said only 197 cases were reported during the same period last year.

“This is an increase of almost 195%. We also have one death caused by dengue this year,” he said in a statement.

Seremban had the highest number of cases with 470, followed by Jempol (45), Port Dickson and Tampin (19 each), Jelebu (15), Rembau (seven), and Kuala Pilah (five).

Veerapan said there were 15 active outbreak localities, with 13 in Seremban and two in Jempol.

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

He said households should spend at least 10 minutes every week to rid their homes of potential Aedes breeding grounds.

“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 store rooms,” he added.

He said that the government will keep taking steps to destroy possible Aedes breeding grounds and increase fogging to stop the number of cases from going up.

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