Dengue fever is major problem in Malaysia this year

So far this year, there have been at least 80,000 cases and 225 deaths reported in Malaysia this year. Slightly more than one-half of these infections have been reported in Selangor where 96 people have died. Other affected areas include Kuala Lumpur, Johor, Perak, and Putrajaya.

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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.