National Services Scotland logo


Travel health information for people travelling abroad from the UK

Dengue Fever in Malaysia

12 Jan 2016

During 2015, a total of 120 698 suspected cases of dengue fever and 336 fatalities were recorded in Malaysia. The worst affected state was Selangor followed by Johor, Perak and Penang.

Advice for Travellers

Avoidance of mosquito bites, particularly during daylight hours, is recommended. Bite avoidance measures include: covering up with clothing, the use of insect repellent and bed nets impregnated with insecticide. Reduction of mosquito breeding sites around hotel rooms/homes is advised for longer term stays.