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Dengue cases in Malaysian Kelantan record downward trend

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KOTA BARU, Sep 1, 2019, NST. The Kota Baru district recorded the highest number of dengue cases with 291 cases as of Aug 25, reported the New Straits Times.

Kelantan health director Dr Zaini Husin said the number was taken from five dengue localities the district, namely Kubang Kerian, Panji, Sering, Banggu and Limbat.

He said Panji topped the list with 134 cases, followed by the Kubang Kerian area (133), Sering (20) and two cases each in Banggu and Limbat.

“These areas are not dengue hotspots but they have been categorised as dengue disease areas.

“The figures on dengue cases are the latest compiled by our officers. The next update in figures will be ready this week,” Dr Zaini said today.

Asked on the overall dengue situation in the state, he said there was a downward trend in the number of dengue cases recorded lately.

“After the recent Hari Raya Aidiladha, the number of dengue cases has dropped slightly.

“The situation is not becoming serious if these figures persist,” he said.

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