JOHOR BARU: There were 6,731 cases of dengue reported in Johor as of May 28 this year compared to 3,745 cases for the same period in 2015, an increase of 125% .
In saying this, Johor health and environment exco Datuk Ayub Rahmat said 121 cases were recorded for the week of May 22 to 28, this year, compared to 124 cases for the same period last year.
“There have been 10 deaths reported this year compared to seven last year,” he said after launching the COMBI (Communication for Behavioural Impacts) unit and PEMADAM unit by the Johor Youth Council (JYC) at Kota Iskandar yesterday.
He said the JYC is the first youth council to set up the two units to deal with the dengue and drug abuse problems.
“We need the younger generation to be involved in the fight against the Aedes mosquitoes and drug abuse,” he added. — SundayDaily
(A file photo of an Aedes Aegypti mosquito, which is the principal mosquito vector of dengue viruses. — AFP)