Health Hazards in Vietnam

While life in the country is generally safe, there are a number of widespread infectious diseases that you should be aware

 

Medivac (medical evacuation) / repatriation

Service will assist in taking you to Bangkok, Singapore or your home country when medical cases are severe or insurance requirement to be treated at nearest center of medical excellence and cannot be treated in the Vietnam.

 

Diarrhea/food poisoning prevention and first aids

Travelers’ diarrhea (TD)/food poisoning are the most predictable travel-related illness. Attack rates range from 30% to 70% of travelers, depending on the destination and season of travel

 

Typhoid and prevention

Typhoid fever is a life-threatening illness caused by the Bacterium Salmonella Typhi. Typhoid fever is still common in the developing world, where it affects about 21.5 million persons each year. Typhoid fever can be prevented and can usually be treated with antibiotics. Over the past 10 years, travelers to Asia, Africa, and Latin America have been especially at risk.

 

Dengue fever prevention

Dengue virus is a leading cause of illness and death in the tropics and subtropics. As many as 400 million people are infected yearly.

Dengue is caused by any one of four related viruses transmitted by mosquitoes

 

Malaria and prevention

Malaria is a serious disease that causes a high fever and chills. You can get it from a bite by an infected mosquito. It is most often found in Africa, Southern Asia, Central America, and South America.

 

STD and Prevention

Chlamydia:  Most people who have Chlamydia don’t know it since the disease often has no symptoms.

Gonorrhea:  Anyone who is sexually active can get gonorrhea.

 

Tuberculosis

TB, an infectious bacterial disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, is a leading cause of illness worldwide and is the number one cause of death in people with HIV/AIDS

 

Rabies and prevention

Rabies in humans is 100% preventable through prompt appropriate medical care. Yet, more than 55,000 people, mostly in Africa and Asia, die from rabies every year - a rate of one person every ten minutes.  The vast majority of rabies cases reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) each year occur in wild animals like raccoons, skunks, bats, and foxes.

 

Heat stress and prevention

Travelers and workers who are exposed to extreme heat or work in hot environments may be at risk of heat stress

 
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