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Dengue Fever in Malaysia

Posted by cory28 on 21/6/2017 at 21:19

We are from Singapore and we plan to visit Malaysia in few months ( Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Johor Bahru) with our kids, but we heard about Dengue Fever in Malaysia. We are a little concerned about this dengue fever then... Do you know if it is quite dangerous for our kids to go there, particularly in those places ? Do you have any advice for us? What you think is the best way to prevent mosquitoes bites on kids ( 2 years old and 6 years old) ? Thank you for your advice !

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Posted by flijten on 22/6/2017 at 03:53

Dengue does occur in Malaysia yes. Peak occurence in the east of the peninsular malaysia (where your trabel seems to focus on) is from october and onwards due to rainy season on that side.

The risk of ending up with dengue is not extremely big I believe. Use a good moscito repellent woth enough DEET.

If treated it isn't permanent or deadly. It can hurt like hell though. Just for the record, dengue occurs in Singapore as well, no need for added worries if you ask me: http://www.nea.gov.sg/public-health/dengue - over 1000 cases since 2017. There is a vaccine you might be able to get as singaporese inhabitants.

#2 flijten has been a member since 19/12/2016. Location: Netherlands. Posts: 80

Posted by flijten on 22/6/2017 at 18:13

The best advise is actually: ask your doctor.

#3 flijten has been a member since 19/12/2016. Location: Netherlands. Posts: 80

Posted by wanderer143 on 15/2/2018 at 23:06

If there's an outbreak then it would be safer to postpone your trip. Basically, the safety precautionary measures such as wearing insect repellent and long clothes are enough. Mosquito patches are also effective.

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