Dengue fever on the rise in Fiji

Cases of dengue fever are increasing in Fiji with 543 laboratory confirmed cases, an increase over the 501 cases reported earlier this month. The most affected regions were the Western Division and the Northern and Central Divisions.

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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