Dengue fever rates in Malaysia are higher than last year

Over 21,000 cases of dengue fever were reported since the beginning of this year. Last year for the same time period, there were about 14,000 cases. Slightly more than half the cases were reported by Selangor.

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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