Dengue surges in Malaysia

In Selangor, more than 1,000 cases of dengue fever were reported in just 1 week. Petaling is the most affected municipality. In Penang, 2 deaths due to dengue have been registered since the start of this year.

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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