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Event: EP Epidemic
Number: 2023-000221
Country: MYS Malaysia
Location: Petaling, Damansara, Sungai Buloh, Petaling and Hulu Langat
Date (YMD): 2023-11-10
Information Source:the statement of MoH in October ( Malaysia Meteorological Department (MetMalaysia)
Comments: Up to October 2023, there was a 100.5% increase in the number of dengue cases with 96,443 cases cumulatively, compared to only 48,109 dengue cases recorded in 2022. Malaysia reported roughly 64,078 dengue fever cases nationwide in 2022, 26,365 cases in 2021, and 90,304 cases in 2020. In terms of fatalities, a total of 73 dengue-related deaths due to dengue fever complications were recorded cumulatively as of 22 October 2023, compared to 29 deaths during the same period in 2022. Daily cases were recorded averaging above 300 cases in October 2023. Currently, there are 73 dengue hotspot localities nationwide, with Selangor state having the highest number of dengue hotspots (51) while other states are in the single digits. The Petaling and Hulu Langat districts in Selangor record the highest number of cases. In terms of sub-districts, the top 3 sub-districts affected are all in Petaling; with 4-digit cumulative cases in Petaling (5,570), Damansara (4,930), and Sungai Buloh (4,160). According to MoH, there will be a surge in dengue fever cases by the year-end based on the trend over the last decade. This pattern typically reaches its peak every four to five years and is believed to be due to changing dominant serotypes in a particular area, with the last reported peak occurring in 2019.
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