Out of season outbreak of dengue fever in southern Vietnam

An unusual outbreak of dengue fever in Ho Chi Minh City and southern Vietnam has resulted in more than 5,200 infections so far this year (3,640 infections in February) along with 17 deaths.

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.

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