Dengue fever deaths continue to increase in Malaysia

The number of people who have died due to dengue fever has increased to almost 300 persons. Nationwide, a total of 107,079 cases of dengue have been reported. During the past 20 years, the number of dengue fever infections has never surpassed 50,000 cases.

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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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