Increasing transmission of dengue fever in Malaysia

Several areas in Malaysia are experiencing significant transmission of dengue fever virus by infected mosquitoes. So far this year, 35,586 dengue cases were reported. The most affected provinces include Selangor, Johor and Kuala Lumpur. There have been 85 deaths nationwide.

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Advice For Travellers

The absence of reports does not mean that there is no dengue fever transmission in other provinces. 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.

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