Major dengue fever problem in Malaysia

Compared to last year, there has been a major increase in the number of reported dengue fever cases across the Malay archipelago. Reported cases this year have almost reached 100,000 with 189 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.

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

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