Major dengue fever problem continues to worsen in Malaysia

With almost 52,000 reported cases of dengue fever nationwide, Malaysia is facing an increasing trend in transmission of this infection. Just last week, there were over 3,100 reported cases. Overall, there have been 94 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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