Labuan Health Dept detects 3 dengue epidemic clusters

LABUAN, June 9 (Bernama) -- Labuan Health Department has detected at least three dengue epidemic clusters here, recording seven cases in a week, with two patients still being warded for dengue fever.

Its director Dr Ismuni Bohari said the epidemic affected three highly-populated villages, Kg Layangan, Kg Bebuloh Laut water village, and Kg Baru Muslim UNHCR settlement.

At least 27 cases had been reported since January this year, an increase of almost 200 per cent compared to the corresponding period last year.

"Increased enforcement operations in many dengue-prone areas and active surveillance through health centres and hospitals attached to the directorate of health services have helped to detect more cases," he told Bernama today.

He regretted that reminders given to the villagers to keep their surroundings free from dengue risks seemed to have gone unheeded.

He said the department’s enforcement team with the cooperation of Labuan Corporation's health department would conduct integrated enforcement operations in the villages, under the Destruction of Disease-Bearing Insects Act 1975.

Offenders are liable to a maximum fine of RM10, 000 or imprisonment of not more than two years or both.




Vivantis Technologies Elevates COVID-19 Testing Capacity In Malaysia

By Nadia Jumri

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) – The world has been battling COVID-19 for close to a year now, with more than 200 countries and territories affected by the pandemic.

In Malaysia, the third wave of infections led to total case numbers spiking to over 75,000. Globally, the virus has infected more than 68 million people and caused over 1.5 million fatalities.

Due to the virus’ highly virulent nature, producing COVID-19 test kits has become a top priority for certain biotechnology companies focusing on research and development (R&D) in Malaysia.



Pandangan rakyat Malaysia tentang peningkatan sasaran pemberian vaksin COVID-19 kepada 70 peratus.

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