Major increase in dengue fever in Penang, Malaysia

So far this year, a total of 1,017 dengue fever cases have been recorded in Penang, along with 4 deaths. This number represents almost 3 times the number recorded for the same time period last year. 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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