Dengue fever season is peaking in Vietnam

Since mid-May, the number of reported cases of dengue fever have increased substantially to reach a nationwide total of at least 19,760 cases with 12 deaths. Cases have been reported by 47 provinces and cities. Ho Chi Minh City alone has reported more than 6,000 cases.

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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.

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