Dengue fever outbreak in Tahiti and other French Polynesian islands continues to spread

Since the current outbreak of dengue fever began in February, there have been 352 reported cases. Cases continue to be reported from Tahiti, Moorea and Fakarava while new cases are beginning to be identified Bora Bora, Huahine and Taha'a. There may be many more unreported cases of dengue since counting and reporting cases may be hampered by lack of local access to health care, and many persons with mild illness may not seek health care. Travellers to areas where the dengue fever virus is active can reduce their risk of exposure to dengue fever virus by taking all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites.

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