Diphtheria outbreak continues in Binh Phuoc Province, Vietnam

To date, the province of Binh Phuoc (Dong Phu district) has 4 communities that are affected with an outbreak of diphtheria. A total of 65 cases and 3 deaths have been identified. A vaccination program is underway to control the spread of this infection.

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Travellers are reminded that outbreaks of the highly contagious diphtheria can occur almost anywhere in the world at any time. Travellers can reduce their risk of exposure to the highly contagious diphtheria by ensuring that their childhood vaccinations, including diphtheria (DPT), are up-to-date prior to travelling.

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