Dengue cases in Miri hit 50, authorities launch operations to combat spread

Lee inspecting the drains around Taman Ceria on Saturday.

by Tedong Rantayy

MIRI, Feb 24: The incidence of dengue fever in Miri city has reached 50 cases this year as of Feb 24, marking a concerning trend.

Sarawak Transport Minister Datuk Seri Lee Kim Shin, revealed this on Saturday during the launch of Ops Bersepadu against Dengue in Taman Ceria, Permyjaya.

“In Taman Ceria, Permyjaya, including Tudan Flats, a total of 13 dengue cases have been reported this year as of Feb 24.

“Six compounds have been issued to individuals found breeding mosquitoes in their homes, as stagnant water serves as a breeding ground for dengue-carrying mosquitoes,” Lee disclosed.

The operation, which commenced at 8am, involved various government agencies, including the Miri City Council and the Health Department.

Lee emphasised the importance of residents taking necessary precautions to prevent the spread of this mosquito-borne disease.

Health officials are closely monitoring the situation and working to control the outbreak, aiming to create a dengue-free environment and ensure the health and well-being of the local community, Lee, who is also the Senadin assemblyman, pointed out.

Taman Ceria and Tudan Flat, both highly populated housing areas, have been identified as hotspots for the dengue outbreak by the authorities. — DayakDaily