PETALING JAYA: Dengue cases have spiked by 13% for the first seven months of this year, said the Health Ministry.
Health director-general Datuk Seri Dr Hasan Abdul Rahman said from Jan to July 14 this year, there were 12,518 dengue cases as opposed to 11,124 cases during same period last year.
During this time, there were 25 deaths recorded, an increase of six cases as compared to last year's 19.
“We are very concerned over this development,” he said after presenting prizes to schools at the Inter School Anti-Aedes Ranjers prize giving ceremony this morning.
He called on the public to spend 10 minutes once a week to clear their surroundings from being aedes breeding grounds.