Dengue fever increasing in Fiji

Although officials state that dengue fever is under control, the number of new dengue cases increased from 97 to 132 infected people. Cases were reported from the Northern, Western and Central Divisions.

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Advice For Travellers

The risk of exposure will vary from place to place and may be high in many localities.

All 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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