High numbers of dengue fever cases in Selangor, Malaysia

In just one week, there were at least 1,000 cases of dengue fever reported in Selangor which includes the capital city Kuala Lumpur. So far this year, state health officials have reported a total of 42,478 dengue cases with 59 deaths.

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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