Dengue fever in Malasia reaches 50,000 cases

Slightly more than 50,000 cases of dengue fever have been registered nationwide as of June 9th. There have been 138 deaths. The state of Selangor, including Kuala Lumpur, has reported almost two thirds of all the cases while 7 other states have reported more than 1,000 cases.

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Advice For Travellers

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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