Visitor to Malaysia among five new dengue patients

Local | 6 Jul 2018 4:48 pm

Five more patients have been confirmed to be infected with the deadly dengue virus in the week to yesterday, the Centre for Health Protection said.

From June 29 to July 5, the five patients had been to Cambodia (two cases), Thailand (two cases) and Malaysia (one case) during the incubation period.

As of yesterday, 44 cases had been confirmed this year, all of which were imported cases. The cases were mainly imported from Thailand (19), Philippines (eight) and Cambodia (six).

DF remains endemic in some areas in Asia and overseas. The latest figures this year reveal that 25,408 cases have been recorded in Thailand, 1,414 in Singapore (since December 31, 2017) and 61 in Japan. One local case has been recorded to date in Taiwan in 2018. In the Americas, the latest figures indicate that 126,024 and 12,921 cases have been filed in Brazil and Mexico respectively in 2018.

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