Dengue cases up by 89.5% from January to July 2019, says Health Minister

Published on 28 Jul 2019 11:54:07 PM

Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad said a total of 72,356 dengue cases were reported from January to July this year, an 89.5% increase from the same period last year.
Dr Dzulkefly said dengue death toll had risen to 108 from 61 fatalities last year, where a surge in dengue cases started in May this year as compared to the corresponding period in 2018.

Meanwhile, the Health Minister said the theme "End Dengue - Starts with Me" had been chosen for the Communication For Behavioural Impact (Combi) convention in conjunction with the national-level  Asean Dengue Day that he launched Sunday.

Dr Dzulkefly said the theme was appropriate to show that dengue control is every individual and every community’s responsibility.