Dengue fever increasing rapidly in Malaysia

So far this year, there have been 15,039 dengue cases recorded nationwide, along with 44 deaths. This is an increase of over 5,500 cases compared to the same time period last year. Most of the deaths occurred in Pahang.

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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