Dengue fever is on the rise again in Selangor. As of February 28, there have been five dengue related deaths reported in the state.
Nevertheless, not only Selangorians should be on high alert against the disease. Dengue cases in Kelantan was also reported to be increased by 300%, which led to 2 deaths.
As we can from the health statistic, death by dengue and dengue haemorrhagic fever is significantly high for the past few years. The highest was in 2015, the death record was at 336.
Besides, numerous awareness campaigns have been conducted by the government and NGOs. RM500 fine were imposed to offenders who breed Aedes mosquito within their premises. Yet, the issue is still ongoing.
Maybe a stricter fine and enforcement can help to reduce this ongoing health concern.