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Travel health information for people travelling abroad from the UK

Dengue Fever in Malaysia (Update)

01 Dec 2014

Dengue fever is an ongoing risk in Malaysia. As of 4 November 2014, a total of 84 684 cases have been recorded. The worst affected area is Selangor state with 42 478 cases.

Advice for Travellers

Avoidance of mosquito bites, particularly during daylight hours, by covering up with clothing, the use of bite avoidance measures such as repellent and bed nets is advised. Elimination of breeding sites around hotel rooms/houses is advised for longer term stays.