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Dengue deaths soar in Malaysia

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KUALA LUMPUR - Deaths from dengue fever have nearly tripled in Malaysia this year compared to the same period in 2013, sparking a stepped-up campaign to control the mosquitos that spread the virus. 

File picture shows a council worker dispensing insecticide using a fogging machine among houses in Gombak, outside Kuala Lumpur, on Nov 5, 2013, after a health official warned citizens to take steps to eliminate mosquito breeding spots.

As of this week, 22 people had died from dengue in 2014, compared to eight deaths over the same stretch last year, Health Minister S. Subramaniam told AFP on Tuesday.

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