Dengue fever triples in 2016 in Vietnam

This year, the number of people infected with dengue fever is triple the number for the same time period last year. The Department of Preventive Medicine, Ministry of Health, reported 5,561 cases nationwide in the month of July. People have been infected in 46 provinces and cities. Fourteen people have died from dengue.

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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.