Dengue fever almost double in Vietnam

Through August, Vietnam reported 63,504 cases of dengue, including 20 deaths, in 44 out of 63 provinces in the country. In the month of August, there were more than 16,500 infected people. The total for this year is nearly double the number of infected people reported last year.

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Advice For Travellers

The risk of exposure will vary from place to place and may be high in many localities.

All 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. Many persons with dengue fever do not seek medical care and are not reported to health authorities. There may be many more cases in the community than the reports indicate.