KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 26 – Five cases of malaria have been identified in Kuala Nerus, Terengganu.
On October 23, a resident of Kampung Tepoh, Batu Rakit in Kuala Nerus was diagnosed with human malaria infection.
Following further investigations by the Kuala Nerus district health office, four foreign nationals with similar malaria infection were identified.
“All of these foreign nationals had previously worked in their hometown in Lombok, Indonesia, and came to Malaysia between February and July 2019.
“We are still investigating to determine the true cause of the infection,” Terengganu health director Dr Nor Azimi Yunus said, according to Bernama.
The office also conducted blood screening to detect the possibility of malaria infection among nearby residents.
Dr Nor Azimi said all those infected had been given proper treatment.
“Currently the situation in Kuala Nerus is under control and no new cases has been detected within five weeks from the date of the first case reported.
“As a precaution and control measure, the district health office had carried out the indoor spraying and distributing mosquito nets.”
“It is important to seek prompt treatment at a health facility in case of fever.”