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Outbreak of malaria detected in Orang Asli settlement in Perak
 

Outbreak of malaria detected in Orang Asli settlement in Perak

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Health authorities have stepped up screening and prevention measures, after 43 residents from Pos Kemar were tested positive for malaria.
 
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24 Nov 2016 - General
 
Oh, it's alarming as 43 cases of malaria have been found in Orang Asli community at Pos Kemar, Gerik. The agent responsible for a positive blood test for malaria is the Plasmodium vivax species. It has been seen that above 50 % cases are children below the age of 14 years. It is good that local health authorities have taken immediate efforts to curb the spread of malaria. The health authorities have carried out larviciding and fogged in homes where prominent chances of the breeding are and s...
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