Dengue fever cases are increasing in Vietnam

Increases in the number of reported cases of dengue fever are being reported by Dong Nai, An Giang, Long An, Tien Giang, Khanh Hoa, Can Tho, Soc Trang, Binh Dinh, Dong Thap, Tay Ninh and Ca Mau. So far this year, there have been more than 3,700 cases and 3 deaths.

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.

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