Dengue fever is increasing in Vietnam earlier than expected

In March, there were over 1,575 cases of dengue fever reported in Ho Chi Minh City and the southern province of Dong Nai. In addition, there were 3 deaths. Nationwide, there have been at least 7,000 reported cases in 39 cities and provinces including three deaths in the southern provinces.

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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