Increases in dengue fever concern health authorities in Malaysia

From January to mid-July, 50,804 dengue cases were reported nationwide, more than double for the same time period last year. There have been 94 deaths. Selangor has been highly 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.

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

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