1st death this year due to dengue fever registered in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Since early this year, there have been 1,708 reported cases of dengue fever in Ho Chi Minh City (17 percent more than the same time period last year). One death has just been reported.

Many cases of dengue fever are not reported. Counting and reporting cases may be difficult due to lack of local access to health care. Many persons with mild illness do not seek health care. Travellers to areas where the dengue fever virus is active can reduce their risk of exposure by taking all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites.

Visit our Health Library for more information on exposure to and the prevention of Dengue Fever.

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