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Dengue Fever in Malaysia

09 Apr 2014

The Ministry of Health for Malaysia has reported a major increase in dengue fever in the country. Between January-March 2014, a total of 24 917 cases were reported; this compares with 6100 for the same time period in 2013.

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.