Dengue fever increasing quickly in Vietnam

Dengue fever is increasing quickly in Vietnam with almost 25,000 cases of dengue including 10 deaths in approximately two-thirds of the provinces. The total so far is almost 3 times the same number 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.