Dengue is spreading in Vietnam

At least 39,000 cases of dengue fever have been reported so far this year, as dengue fever spreads across Viet Nam in 51 cities and provinces nationwide. There have been 23 deaths. Cases are increasing rapidly in Ho Chi Minh City and the southern provinces of Dong Nai, Binh Duong, and Ha Noi.


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.