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Dengue Claims 17 Lives This Year
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KUALA LUMPUR: Seventeen people have died of dengue haemorrhagic fever this year. Health director-general Datuk Dr Hasan Abdul Rahman said this showed that public involvement in gotong-royong sessions was still unsatisfactory, causing dengue breeding grounds to be prevalent.

"Not even 10 per cent of the total population took part in the series of activities organised to fight dengue at the hot spots recently," he said. Dr Hasan said the death toll had nearly doubled from the nine cases during the same period last year (Jan 1 to April  2).

Text as reproduced from New Straits Times as reported on 6th April 2012
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tags: Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia