Food poisoning may be common in Vietnam

So far this year, health authorities have reported 59 outbreaks of serious food poisoning cases which affected 2,206 people, of whom 13 died. The specific causes of these outbreaks or their locations are not identified in the report.

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Advice For Travellers

Travellers can reduce the risk of exposure to the many germs found in contaminated food and water that cause intestinal illness (such as cholera, E.coli, salmonella, and many viruses) by following food and water recommendations. Avoid food and beverages sold by street vendors. Practise careful personal hygiene with frequent hand washing.

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