Negri Sembilan records 54% drop in dengue cases


Negri Sembilan recorded a decline of 54.3% in dengue cases to 1,005 cases with seven deaths until yesterday, compared with 2,198 cases with four deaths in the corresponding period last year.

State Health director Dr Abdul Rahim Abdullah said the dengue outbreak in the state was under control.

"Seremban district recorded the highest number of dengue cases totalling 740 cases, followed by Kuala Pilah (47 cases) and Port Dickson (44 cases).

"Monitoring found dengue serotype 1 to be the dominant serotype in this year's dengue outbreak," he told reporters after visiting the Ramadan Bazaar in Paroi, Seremban, today.
Dr Rahim said 131,486 premises had been inspected and 480 compounds worth RM239,800 were issued until June 25.

"Most of the premises compounded were construction sites, factories and collection centres for discarded items," he said. – Bernama, July 2, 2015.

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