Thu, 18 Dec 2003

Dengue fever kills four in Majalengka

MAJALENGKA, West Java: At least four people have died in an outbreak of dengue fever in the West Java regency of Majalengka, hospital sources said on Wednesday.

They said the latest fatality was a five-year-old girl who died at a local hospital on Wednesday.

The sources said the number of sufferers treated at the hospital now stood at 76, with 20 people from Cibolerang village in Jatiwangi subdistrict the latest to be admitted.

The outbreak has covered the four subdistricts of Sumberjaya, Ligung, Dawuan and Jatiwangi. --Antara