Sudden surge in dengue fever in Vietnam

Reported cases of dengue fever have reached 40,000 nationwide, with 25 deaths.The most affected areas include the cities of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh, as well as the provinces of Dong Nai and Binh Duong in southern Vietnam.

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Advice For Travellers

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.