Multiple reports of high levels of dengue fever in Malaysia

Reports of increasing numbers of dengue fever cases have been recorded in the following areas:

  • Perak - cases and deaths (13 deaths and 5,564 cases) almost doubled compared to last year. The most affected areas include Taman Cempaka and kampung Datuk Ahmad.
  • Kuala Lumpur - 18 deaths and almost 3,500 cases
  • Most affected states include Selangor (most cases, almost 32,000), Perak, Johor, Penang, Sabah, Pahang and Sarawak.
  • States reporting fewer than 1,000 cases include Negeri Sembilan, Melaka, Kelantan, Terengganu, Kedah, Perlis, Putrajaya and Labuan.

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Advice For Travellers

All 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.