Mass testing in Ampang after malaria detected
Thursday, 25 Jun 2020

PETALING JAYA: Mass blood testing for more than 600 households in two neighbourhoods in Ampang is being carried out after 14 cases of malaria were detected in the area.

Ampang Jaya Municipal Council (MPAJ) president Datuk Abdul Hamid Hussain confirmed the malaria outbreak in Taman Saga and Taman Bukit Hatamas, with 13 of the cases found among workers at a construction site.

State health, welfare, women empowerment and family committee chairman Dr Siti Mariah Mahmud said one case involved a local resident.

“The first case was detected on May 30 originating from the project site, and about 500 workers were later screened for malaria.

“A further 3,000 people have been tested and active detection is ongoing in the area by district health officers,” she said...