Malaysia is struggling with dengue fever

With 179 new cases of dengue fever reported on May 2nd, the total number of cases nationwide exceeded 40,000. There have been 117 deaths reported. A little more than half the cases have been registered in Selangor. Another affected area includes Central Seberang Perai in Penang.

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.