Malaysia continues to struggle with dengue fever

Dengue fever continues to be a major public health problem in Malaysia this year. As of mid-April, there have been 35,302 reported cases along with 112 deaths. Selangor continues to be the most affected area.

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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