Dengue cases on the rise in Malaysia, death toll reaches 26

DengueKuala LumpurĀ  - Malaysia continues to battle a steady rise in the number of dengue cases for the first three months of the year as the death toll from the mosquito-borne disease reached 26, a news report said Saturday.

From January to March, a total of 9,889 people were diagnosed with dengue and 26 of them died, the ministry's director of disease control Hasan Abdul Rahman was quoted as saying by the New Straits Times daily.