Malaysia (Selangor and Kuala Lumpur)
There is a dengue alert in Selangor and Federal Territory as 100 suspected cases of the disease are being reported daily. Dr Ramlee Rahmat, the Health Ministry's Communicable Disease Control Division director, said the sudden rise in dengue cases was seen after Hari Raya last month [the first two days of Shawal, the 10th month of the Muslim lunar calendar, is Hari Raya Puasa and marks the end of Ramadan]. He said hospitals and health authorities were directed to thoroughly check all people showing signs of dengue fever. He said all state and district health departments have been directed to step up their checks and take action against those found breeding Aedes mosquitos. Local authorities in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur have also been enlisted to clean up drains and areas with stagnant water. In the first 9 months of , 10 472 premises were issued notices carrying fines totaling RM 1.6 million [USD 420 000]. Between January and September [], suffered from dengue fever and 360 from dengue haemorrhagic fever. In that time, 38 people died from dengue haemorrhagic fever. (Promed 1/5/05)

Courtesy Source from APEC / EINET

Dengue Community Care Programme

In response to the call by The Ministry of Health on the Dengue Alert, MVFRA initiated the Dengue Community Care Programme to support the awareness on Dengue Prevention & control activities.

The campaign was supported by Pusat Khidmat Rakyat YB Datuk Ong Tee Keat, Ahli Parlimen Pandan, Lions Club of Kuala Lumpur Metropolitan, Pantai Indah Hospital, Community Emergency Squad.

MVFRA members conducted a house to house visit and free inspection of mosquito breeding as well as health check.


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