More dengue cases in Labuan this year

20 Nov 2016 / 21:02 H.

LABUAN: Dengue cases are on the rise in the duty-free-island here with 13 cases reported so far this year compared with only three cases in the same period last year.
Labuan Health Department director Dr Ismuni Bohari said although no death was reported, the surge in dengue cases prompted the need to remain vigilant and continue efforts to curb the aedes mosquito from breeding.
"The upward trend is rather alarming and requires attention and action from all parties," he said at the Mega aedes Integrated Communal Work MPL government quarters here today.
Hence he said the public, especially residents in areas that had potential mosquitoes breeding grounds, must intensify efforts to ensure the environment, workplaces, schools and other areas are free from them.
He said various operations were implemented throughout this year with 4,900 premises inspected and nine issued with compounds totalling RM4,500. — Bernama

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