The Selangor State Health Department reported yesterday that a number of residents of Tanjung Sepat, Kuala Langat District, Selangor presented with fever and joint pain.
The Kuala Langat District Health Office has conducted active case detection and as of January 31, 2019, 14 patients with symptoms of Chikungunya have been detected and testing ordered. Of these, 11 patients have been diagnosed with Chikungunya disease.
For the prevention and control of Chikungunya, the Kuala Langat District Health Office performed the destruction of mosquito breeding sites and fog spray activities and now say the incident is under control.
The disease is caused by Chikungunya virus spread by Aedes mosquitoes, the same type of mosquitoes spreading Dengue disease. Chikungunya’s infected patients will experience a fever, rash, body aches and joint pain that can interfere with the patient’s movement. Patients with these symptoms, are asked for further tests and treatments at nearby health facilities.
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