Now Reading
27 Dengue Fever Hotspots Identified In Selangor, KL, N.Sembilan & Pahang

27 Dengue Fever Hotspots Identified In Selangor, KL, N.Sembilan & Pahang

More than 79,000 people have been infected with dengue in 2020.

Akmal Hakim

Subscribe to our new Telegram channel for the latest stories and updates.


As the nation faces the 3rd wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Health Ministry (MOH) reminds Malaysians of another deadly outbreak that’s crashing our shores – dengue fever.

Since the start of 2020, 128 people across the country have died from dengue fever, with the most recent fatalities reported in Melaka, Pahang and Selangor.

And as of October, more than 79,000 people have been infected with the mosquito-borne disease.

(Facebook/kementeriankesihatanmalaysia)

MOH also pointed out 27 current dengue hotspots in Malaysia, with the majority of cases occurring in Selangor followed by Kuala Lumpur, Negeri Sembilan and Pahang.

(Facebook/kementeriankesihatanmalaysia)

In June, MOH warned of an impending 2nd wave of dengue with cases increasing by an average of 8% in just six weeks.

Health Director-General Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah had hypothesised that this outbreak may be due to the Aedes mosquito having proliferated during the nationwide Movement Control Order (MCO) period as business and services grind to a halt, leaving more areas for them to breed.

This theory is shared by experts at the World Health Organisation (WHO) stating that outbreaks of dengue fever in Southeast Asia may have increased due to Covid-19 lockdowns and stay-at-home orders.

But, just like the Covid-19 pandemic, MOH advised Malaysians that dengue fever is preventable through proactive measures like staying indoors when mosquitoes are known to be most active, as well as using anti-mosquito protection such as repellants and sleeping nets.

Image may contain: text that says "வாச MENTINSITAN Nyamuk ini telah membunuh 123 orang di Malaysia Aedes Aegypti *Setakat 29 Disember 2019-12September 2020 (Sumber: CPRC Kebangsaan) Langkah pencegahan daripada gigitan nyamuk Aedes oGunakan repellen oPakai seluar panjang& baju lengan panjang oPasang alat penghalau nyamuk Sembur aerosol racun serangga Pasang jaring penghalang nyamuk Tidur dalam kelambu Elakkan berada di luar rumah pada awal pagi(6-8 pagi) atau senja (6-8 malam). Waktu adalah waktu puncak nyamuk Aedes mengigit. UKK MOH"
(Facebook/kementeriankesihatanmalaysia)

Share your thoughts with us on TRP’s FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

View Comments (0)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

five × three =

© 2020 The Rakyat Post. All Rights Reserved.