Dengue fever cases increase in Penang, Malaysia

Dengue fever cases are increasing in Penang where there have been 1,303 dengue cases, including 5 deaths to date. 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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