Sunday, March 13, 2016

Sabah sees 913 dengue cases from January to March

A total of 913 dengue cases have been reported in Sabah from January to March 10, an increase of 70 cases as compared with the same period last year. Sabah Health Department director Dr Christina Rundi said Sandakan district recorded the highest number of dengue cases at 319 cases, followed by Kota Kinabalu (152) and Tawau (72) of the total number of dengue cases in the state. She said there were 11 dengue cluster locations comprising seven districts, namely in Sandakan (five locations) and one location each in Kota Kinabalu, Lahad Datu, Papar, Beluran, Tuaran and Semporna. After the month-long Dengue Control and Prevention Mega Operation which would end on March 15, the number of dengue cases had decreased by 96% in the district, she told a press conference in Sandakan yesterday. Under Ops Mega, dengue control and prevention activities have been carried out in 112 localities, apart from inspection of 12,014 premises. Fogging was also carried out in 150 localities. – Bernama, March 13, 2016.]]>

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