N. Sembilan records increase in URTI, eye infection cases

18 Sep 2019 / 09:11 H.

SEREMBAN: The Negri Sembilan Health Department is monitoring upper respiratory tract infections (URTI), eye infections and asthma attacks in the state following the current haze situation.

State Health, Environment, Cooperatives and Consumerism Committee chairman S. Veerapan in a statement today said based on the monitoring made, an increase of 28.5% of of URTI cases was recorded at the Nilai Health Clinic.

He said there has also been an increase of 33.3% in eye infection cases.

However, no increase in asthma cases were reported, Veerapan added.

He advised the public to limit their outdoor activities and always wear face masks if they were outside the building.

As at 10pm today, Nilai recorded a very unhealthy Air Pollution Index reading of 206, Port Dickson (188) and Seremban (170). - Bernama

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