Fiji struggles with major dengue fever epidemic

Fiji continues to struggle with a major epidemic of dengue fever that has resulted in 25,300 cases with 15 deaths since the outbreak began in October, 2013. 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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