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Dengue fever outbreak declared in Fiji

Sun Online Desk     1st May, 2017 01:39:08 printer

Dengue fever outbreak declared in Fiji

Fiji's Ministry of Health and Medical Services has declared a dengue fever outbreak in the country after 913 people were diagnosed with the fever between January and April.

 

Mike Kama, national advisor for communicable diseases, confirmed one person had died during the period, the Fiji Broadcasting Corporation news website reported Monday.

 

Kama said out of the 913 cases, more than 85 percent were recorded in western and central divisions.

 

The Ministry of Health and Medical Services has warned Fijians, visitors and tourists to be careful.

 

It has also urged people to reduce mosquito density by cleaning up and discarding the breeding sites of mosquitoes.

 

Source: XINHUA

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