Dengue fever returns to Fiji

So far this year, there have been 501 reported cases of dengue fever. The municipalities most affected include Macuata in the Northern Division, Nadi in the Western Division, and Suva in the Central Division.

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.