Selangor Tops The Dengue Cases List, Again!

  • 05 Aug 2019

Selangor has once again topped the list for the most number of dengue cases. 

Until the end of July, the state has 42,700 reported cases, including 36 fatalities, out of the 75,913 cases and 111 deaths reported nationwide. In the same period last year, 40,320 cases were reported, with 66 deaths nationwide.  

Selangor has been the list topper for at least the past two years.

Petaling Jaya has experienced a spike of almost 300% in dengue cases so far.

There have been 4,349 cases reported, compared to only 1,572 cases in the same period last year. However, there are no fatalities. 

In Ampang, the municipal council has found a new breed of mosquitoes that are resistant to the chemicals used in fogging.

In an effort to battle the dengue scourge, the Sepang Municipal Council is hoping to expand its "Taska Free Aedes" syllabus, previously introduced in kindergartens, to primary schools. 

In Klang, authorities say that those aged between 20 and 39 are the most to be infected by dengue thus far this year, due to the time they leave for university or college, and work, when they are more likely to be exposed to mosquitoes. 

Kuala Lumpur also experienced an increase of 142% in the number of cases - from 3,6808 cases until July 31 last year, to 8,748 this year. 

Source: The Star
Photo source: Astro Awani