Selangor the most ‘dirtiest’ state

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KUALA LUMPUR, May 18,2012. – Selangor continues to record a high number of dengue cases, totalling 4,161 cases and 10 fatalities since January until May 12 this year, an increase of almost 50 per cent in the number of dengue cases reported during the corresponding period last year.

Health Director General Datuk Seri Dr Hassan Abdul Rahman said 2770 dengue cases with three deaths were reported in Selangor during the same period last year.

A total of 9202 dengue cases, with 20 deaths, had been reported nationwide until May 12 this year, an increase of 21 per cent from the corresponding period last year which was 7579 cases with 12 fatalities, he said in a statement here Friday.

He said other states also reported an increase in dengue cases this year, with the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya recording 360 cases (59 per cent), Kelantan 221 cases (82 per cent), Kedah 134 cases (76 per cent) and Perlis with 49 cases (181 per cent).

For the week between May 6 and 12 (19th week), Dr Hassan said a total of 393 dengue cases were reported. There was no death. – Bernama