Dengue fever in Fiji and Tonga

In Fiji (Labasa, Macuata province), there have been 68 cases of dengue, an increase of up to 20 cases in the past week, and 2-3 cases per day.

In Tonga (Tongatapu), reports of dengue fever are increasing with at least 17 people currently hospitalized.

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.

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