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Dengue Fever in Fiji

21 Jan 2014

Dengue fever cases are increasing in Fiji. At present, 904 suspected cases have been recorded, this compares with a total of 406 in the previous week. The worst affected divisions are:Central 766 cases, Western 101 and Northern 37 cases.

Advice for Travellers

Avoidance of mosquito bites, particularly during daylight hours, by covering up with clothing, the use of bite avoidance measures such as repellent and bed nets is advised. Elimination of breeding sites around hotel rooms/houses is advised for longer term stays.