Dengue fever increases in Sarawak, Malaysia, alarm health authorities

So far this year, alarming increases in dengue fever have been reported in Sarawak. There have been 1,360 reported cases, especially in Sibu where the disease is close to epidemic levels.

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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