Slight increase in dengue fever noted in Sarawak, Malaysia

Health authorities in Sarawak have note a slight increase in the number of reported dengue fever cases this year compared to last year. Through mid-October, the total number of patients has reached almost 1,600 cases.

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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.