By Lee Hui Chieh
IF YOU are heading across the Causeway, stay well covered up and have insect repellent handy, as the record number of chikungunya cases in Malaysia is having a spillover effect here.
At least 82 of this year's 117 chikungunya patients were hit by a strain of the virus that has been circulating in Malaysia.
The Health Ministry and NEA advise travellers to wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants, apply insect repellent and use mosquito coils while in chikungunya outbreak areas such as the Malaysian states of Johor, Malacca, Negri Sembilan and Perak; Indonesia and India.
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