Malaysia: Dengue cases up 123% in 2022


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in Dengue fever follow up In Malaysia, Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia has reported 46,495 cumulative cases as of October 15. This represents an increase of 123 percent compared to the same period in 2021 (20,847).

The number of dengue-related deaths rose to 28 this year, up from 15 or 87 percent last year.

53 dengue hotspot sites were reported in the week ending 15 October to include: 32 localities in Selangor, 13 localities in Sabah, six (6) sites in WPKL and Putrajaya and each (1) locality in Melaka and Penang.

Regarding chikungunya, officials have reported 662 cases so far.

Dengue fever is a disease caused by a virus spread by mosquito bites. The disease can take up to two weeks to develop, with the disease generally lasting less than a week.

The health effects of dengue include fever, headache, nausea, vomiting, rash, muscle and joint pain, and light bleeding.

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Dengue fever can become severe within a few hours. Severe dengue fever is a medical emergency that usually requires hospitalization.

In severe cases, health effects can include haemorrhage (uncontrolled bleeding), shock (dangerously low blood pressure), organ failure, and death.

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