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Dengue Fever in Malaysia

01 May 2012

The Health Minister has reported that Selangor has recorded the highest number of dengue fever cases so far this year (2012), with 3615 and 9 deaths as of 24 Apr 2012. Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya recorded 868 cases with 3 deaths, while Perak registered 563 cases with one death.

Between January and 24 Apr this year (2012), 18 deaths from 8052 dengue cases were reported nationwide, up from 6594 cases with 12 deaths during the same period last year (2011).

Advice for Travellers

Travellers should be aware of the risk of dengue fever and be advised to use personal protection methods to avoid mosquito bites.