Malaysia sounds warning on rising deaths from dengue
PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWRK) - While the thought of contracting H1N1 may cause alarm, figures show that a deadlier killer is on the rise in Malaysia - dengue.
While just two people died from H1N1 this year, dengue has already claimed 83 people.
As of Dec 14, dengue cases rose by a whopping 87.5 per cent (18,299), with 39,222 cases recorded this year compared to 20,923 last year.
The number of deaths, meanwhile, jumped by 137 per cent to 83 deaths from 48 deaths in the same time period.