Malaysia has major dengue problem this year

So far this year, the total number of reported cases of dengue fever have reached more than 33,000 cases. In the last 4 days, there was an increase of almost 900 cases. The number of deaths also increased to 104 people.

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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