Dengue fever hits in Malaysia

So far this year, there have been almost 30,000 reported cases of dengue fever nationwide, almost double the number for the same time period last year. Selangor and Perak continue to be the most affected states.

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.

Visit our Health Library for more information on exposure to and the prevention of Dengue Fever.

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