Hot weather contributes to dengue increase in Malaysia

Nationwide, the number of dengue cases continues to rise. Currently, more than 28,000 infected people have been reported from Selangor, Johor, Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Terengganu. There have been 54 deaths.

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Advice For Travellers

The risk of exposure to dengue fever virus continues to increase nationwide. The absence of reports from other localities does not mean that there is no dengue fever transmission there. The risk of exposure will vary from place to place and may be high in many localities.

All 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.