Diphtheria outbreak in Binh Phuoc Province, Vietnam

An outbreak of diphtheria involving up to 26 people has been reported in this remote province. No deaths have been registered so far.

Visit our Health Library for more information on exposure to and the prevention of Diphtheria .

Advice For Travellers

Given the remoteness of this province, the risk for the general traveller is low. However, 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.