Dengue fever has existed for more than 300 years. During most of that time, it was described as unpleasant, but seldom a deadly disease. However, once a lethal variant called dengue haemorrhagic fever or DHF appeared in the 1950s, the intensity, frequency and deadliness of the disease outbreaks have started.
Updated: July 3, 2015
The hot tropical climate of Malaysia presents a perfect opportunity for mosquitoes to thrive and spread diseases. Dengue is one of them. According to various sources , The number of dengue cases reported this year is close to 50,000, a 74% increase over the corresponding period last year. Worse of all, the death toll is 157, which is double of same corresponding last year . The new strain is also causing inflammation to the brain along with “acute liver failure” and inflammation of the liver. Reeling from a severe dengue outbreak, the Health Ministry is still searching for answers. Unfortunately, wherever you are, in a jungle or high-rising building, there is no guarantee that you will escape mosquito bites. However, there are habits that, if you maintain on a daily basis, will you guard you and your family from mosquito harm.
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