Dengue fever already increasing in Malaysia in 2016

In just the first week of 2016, there were 3,337 reported cases of dengue fever nationwide and 1,044 outbreak locations. The number of infected people exceeds the average number per week in 2015 by approximately 1,000 cases. Infected people were reported by the provinces of Selangor, Johor, Perak, Penang, Sabah, Negeri Sembilan and the Federal Territory.

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Advice For Travellers

Exposure to dengue fever occurs throughout this country, but the risk will vary from place to place. All travellers to areas where the dengue fever virus is active can reduce their risk of exposure by taking all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites. Many persons with dengue fever do not seek medical care and are not reported to health authorities. There may be many more cases in the community than the reports indicate.

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