Dengue fever in parts of Vietnam
Compared to last year, reports of dengue fever has increased significantly in Ho Chi Minh City (at least 3,000 cases) and in Dong Nai Province (860 cases) There have been 2 deaths reported in each of these affected areas.
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.