In Johor Baru, Malaysia just outside of Singapore the number of cases of dengue since last year has increased more than 60%, including 10 recorded deaths. Last year there were only three deaths, and it’s only October.
The Johor Health Department said that the number of registered cases has increased from 1,936 to 3,157 during the same time last year. But Johor Baru is not the only place suffering in Malaysia. Both Klaung and Pontain have had 440 and 128 cases respectively. While not as high as Johor Baru, the rainy season is still going strong, and the risk of infection is high.
There are 23 dengue hotspots, including Kampung Melayu Majidee, Kampung Dato Sulaiman Menteri, Taman Johor Jaya, Taman Cendana, Taman Mawar and Taman Cempaka.
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For more information visit The CDC’s Global Dengue Map.