Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam. Pix by Sairien Nafis

PUTRAJAYA: Statistic provided by the National Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre (CPRC), indicates that a total of 2,404 dengue cases have been recorded nationwide from January 3 to 7.

Health Ministry iDengue website showed that the number of cases in Selangor continues to soar with 1,163.

This is followed by Johor with 399 Kuala Lumpur (155), Negri Sembilan (111) and Penang (102) cases.

The number of daily cases recorded as of Jan 7 stands at 561 in all states.

The only state that has not recorded any cases is Federal Territory Labuan while Putrajaya has three and Kedah recorded four dengue cases.

From Jan 3, 2015 to Jan 6, a total of 336 people have died of dengue.

Last week, Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam had said the biggest stumbling rock in the battle against dengue was the lack of an effective treatment.

He said although the vaccine has been introduced, but it was not 100 per cent effective, as it has a limited scope of usage.

“After taking these two factors into consideration, whatever we have is all about control.

“One is to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes and the other is controlling the breeding of mosquitoes,” he said.