Monday, August 31, 2015   

Penang told to clean up amid 294 dengue infections
(02-12 18:42)

Malaysia’s authorities pleaded with residents to keep their neighborhoods clean after dengue infections rocketed by more than 200 percent in Penang, which promotes itself to foreign retirees and is regarded as the food capital.
So far this year, Penang has recorded 294 infections, compared with 94 the previous year, Bernama reported.
State Agriculture and Agro-based Industry, Rural Development and Health Exco chairman Dr Afif Bahardin said the infected persons had been “reported between January 1 and February 8,’’ and that “ 39 of them were recorded within the sixth week.’’
He advised Penang residents to ensure “cleanliness of their surroundings.’’
   
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