More than 4800 cases of dengue fever in Sabah
Dengue cases are increasing significantly in Sabah:
A total of 4,812 cases with five deaths were observed in the 42nd week of the dengue outbreak (as of October 29, 2022).
That’s more than triple the cases in 2021, with only 1,336 dengue cases.
The following five regions are most affected:
- Sandakan (1,394 cases)
- Kota Kinabalu (1,155)
- Tawau (387)
- Had Dato (349)
- Spinning (344)
Dengue fever is common in most tropical or subtropical countries around the world holiday destination. Dengue virus infects nearly 400 million people in more than 120 countries each year. The virus is spread by the Aedes mosquito. Most people live with little or no symptoms, but more than two million people each year develop severe dengue hemorrhagic fever that kills more than 25,000 people each year.
To avoid infection, travelers should use an insect repellent that contains the active ingredient DEET or Icaridin Protection from insect bites.
>> What: thestar.com.my, 29.10.2022
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