Can Tho is a growing city of about one million people, approximately half of whom live in the city’s peripheral rural districts. Rapid land conversion and population increase in peri-urban areas just outside the highdensity urban core means that new residents are moving into areas that still have a lot of open space and limited public health infrastructure. Dengue fever incidence has increased in Can Tho in recent years. Recent migrants who live in poor quality housing conditions are especially vulnerable.
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