Dengue fever risk in Malaysia

Nationwide, there have been more than 36,600 dengue fever cases and 113 deaths. Both Selangor and Penang are heavily affected. 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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