The menace of vector-borne diseases

Journal of the University of Malaya Medical Centre (Volume 11, No. 2, 2008, Pages 37 to 38)


Retneswari Masilamani


Department of Social and Preventive Medicine. Faculty of Medicine. University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur.


Guest Editorial


The crux of the current health problem is the alarming increase of dengue cases in the country. Dengue fever is endemic in Southeast Asia with Malaysia seeing dengue cases surge since 2003. The Health Minister of Malaysia has reported that the acute increase in dengue cases is worrying and could hit the country's productivity, tourism industry and economy.(Copied from article).


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