Dengue fever reported by Pacific Islands

Fiji - there have been 130 reported cases in the North Division and 30 cases in the Western Division.

Tonga - A total of 33 cases have been reported. The most affected areas include Tongatapu, Vava'u, and Ha'apai.

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.

Visit our Health Library for more information on exposure to and the prevention of Dengue Fever.

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