Dengue cases in Malaysia are on the rise, says Health DG

FB IMG 1651759085547 PUTRAJAYA— Dengue cases in Malaysia are on the rise, according to Health Director-General Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.It was reported that the cases have risen from 967 cases in the epidemiological week (EW) 16/2022 to 1,021 cases in EW 17/2022, Noor Hisham said, adding that the increase of 54 cases (5.6 per cent) was recorded between April 24 to 30 (EW 17/2022), bringing the total dengue cases so far to 12,942 cases, compared to 9,270 cases in the same period in 2021.

“There has been seven deaths due to dengue till EW 17/2022,” he said in a statement today.

Besides Dangue, Dr Noor Hisham added, the Health Ministry (MOH) also detected a drastic rise in hand, foot, mouth disease (HFMD) cases in the country, with 22,463 cases reported throughout the country until EW 17/2022, MalayMail reported.

He said that there were 767 HFMD cases reported in three states during EW 17/2022, with the highest cases being in the Federal Territories of Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya, followed by Selangor and Perak.

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