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Dengue incidences have grown dramatically worldwide and about half of the world’s population is at risk.

1 In 2019, Malaysia reported over a 60% increase in dengue cases compared to 2018.
Aedes mosquitoes can be in all kinds of places; your home, place of work, parks and even in your kid’s classroom, putting you and your family at risk of getting dengue fever.
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(Increase in total cases from 31 December 2023 to 6 January 2024 vs the same period in 2023)
Total Cumulative Cases
3,1813
(31 December 2023 until 6 January 2024)
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Highest spike in 5 years (2019)
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What Make This Virus Dangerous?

During the critical phase of a dengue infection, warning signs associated with severe dengue can manifest, which can cause a potentially fatal complication.1

It is transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes1
Aedes can be present anytime, anywhere1
Dengue doesn't discriminate1
It can infect anyone, regardless of ethnicity, age, socioeconomic status or environment1
There are 4 chances to be infected1
There are 4 dengue virus serotypes: DENV1, DENV2, DENV3, DENV41
Why Should You be Worried?1
It progresses dangerously1
Some cases may progress to severe dengue, leading to hospitalization & potentially deadly complications1
There’s no specific treatment1
Only symptomatic treatment, which needs early intervention1
2nd infections can be more severe1
Previous infection with DENV increases the risk of the individual developing severe dengue1

References:

1. World Health Organization. (n.d.). Dengue and severe dengue. World Health Organization. Retrieved March 4, 2024, from www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/dengue-and-severe-dengue

2. Dengue fever: Statistics and key facts. Dengue Fever: Statistics and Key Facts | Prudential Malaysia. (n.d.). Retrieved March 4, 2024, from www.prudential.com.my/en/we-do-pulse/all-stories/dengue-fever-statistics-and-key-facts

3. Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia. Portal Rasmi Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia. (n.d.). Retrieved March 4, 2024, from www.moh.gov.my/index.php/database_stores/store_view/17

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