Dengue fever season in Vietnam

Dengue fever is fairly widespread in some of the southern provinces. In Dong Nai, dengue fever has been reported in most of the localities with new cases every day. In Bien Hoa city, 1,500 cases have occurred with 2 known deaths. In the southern province of Binh Duong nearly 1,200 infection cases and 2 deaths have been registered over the past eight months.

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Advice For Travellers

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.