Greater than expected number of cases and deaths due to dengue fever in Klang

The rainy season and the increase in the mosquito population have resulted in a greater than expected number of dengue fever cases in Klang. A total of 724 reported cases and 3 deaths in just the 1st three months has generated alarm among health officials.

Travellers to this area can reduce their risk of exposure to dengue fever virus by taking all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites. Many persons with dengue fever may not seek medical care and may not be reported to health authorities. There may be many more cases in the community that are not reported.

Visit our Health Library for more information on exposure to and the prevention of Dengue Fever.

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