Dengue fever deaths double in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

In the capital city of Kuala Lumpur, the number of deaths due to dengue fever has doubled this year. The number of registered infections has also increased compared to last year, reaching a total of almost 6,750 cases.

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Advice For Travellers

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.