Dengue fever is widespread in Malaysia

Sixteen provinces in Malaysia have reported more than 45,000 people infected with dengue fever. Selangor is the most affected province with more than 24,000 cases. Other provinces reporting between one and two thousand cases include Johor, Negeri Sembilan, Pahang, Perak, Pulau Pinang, Sabah, and Terengganu. Kuala Lumpur has reported almost 3,000 cases.

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Advice For Travellers

The risk of exposure will vary from place to place and may be high in many localities.

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.

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