Dengue in Vietnam
21 Jun 2022
According to the Vietnamese Ministry of Health official newspaper there have been 60 000 cases of dengue fever in 2022, as of 16 June. There have also been 36 deaths from dengue fever, which is more common in the south of Vietnam.
Dengue is an infection found in tropical and sub-tropical climates worldwide. It is spread by mosquito bites and can cause a severe flu-like illness.
There is no vaccine against dengue in the UK.
Advice for Travellers
The mosquitoes which transmit dengue bite during the day, between dawn and dusk. They are particularly persistent and aggressive.
If you are travelling to an affected region, you are potentially at risk of dengue fever and should be aware of this infection.
- You can protect yourself by avoiding mosquito bites at all times.
If you develop a high temperature (fever) either during or after travelling to an affected area, you should seek medical advice as soon as possible and give details of your recent travel history.
For further information see the dengue fever page.