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Dengue Fever in Fiji

22 Jan 2015

The media has reported on an outbreak of dengue fever in the Northern Division of Fiji. This month, a total of 48 cases of dengue fever have been laboratory confirmed. A separate outbreak was reported earlier in Macuata, with 17 locally acquired cases thus far. The Austalian government will support the Fijian Ministry of Health in the control of the outbreaks.

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.