Dengue fever is widespread in Malaysia

So far this year, there have been more than 70,000 people infected with the dengue fever virus nationwide. The most affected areas with more than 5,000 cases include Johor, Selangor (more than half the cases, 38,000) and Kuala Lumpur.

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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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