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Sabah’s dengue cases increase by over 100pc
Published on: Wednesday, July 20, 2022
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Sabah’s dengue cases increase by over 100pc
Shahelmey said the current figure is 1,791, prompting the State Health Department (JKNS) to take immediate steps to address the situation.
Kota Kinabalu: Sabah recorded a 101.9 per cent increase in dengue cases as of July 2 compared with 887 cases reported in the same period last year.Sabah Community Development and People’s Wellbeing Minister Datuk Shahelmey Yahya said the current figure is 1,791, prompting the State Health Department (JKNS) to take immediate steps to address the situation.

“Proactive measures to deal with dengue cases are being actively implemented, including case monitoring and dengue control activities involving inspections at premises, mist spraying, removal of breeding grounds and health education for every single case or outbreak.

“JKNS implemented ‘Mega Negeri Sabah’ gotong-royong activities on June 25, 2022, and 30 small-scale gotong-royongs were also implemented in all districts Statewide,” he said in his reply to an oral question from Hiew Vun Zin (Warisan-Karamunting) on the Government’s efforts to curb dengue cases.

Shahelmey said inspections of Aedes mosquito breeding grounds and enforcement operations had been carried out with 192,967 premises inspected.

A total of 567 compounds were issued under the Destruction of Disease-Bearing Insects Act 1975 (Act 154) to owners of premises where mosquito breeding grounds were found in their compounds.

“A total of 183,654 premises have been sprayed with fog and integrated enforcement operations have been implemented in areas at high risk of dengue outbreak. JKNS is very concerned about the recent increase in dengue cases,” he said.

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