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Dengue Fever in Solomon Islands

11 Nov 2016

The Solomon Islands Red Cross Society has reported on 9 November 2016, an outbreak of dengue fever. The outbreak was first declared in the capital Honiara on 8 October and then expanded to other provinces on 19 October. Cases have been reported in Honiara city, Guadalcanal, Malaita, Isabel and Choiseul provinces.

Advice for Travellers

Avoidance of mosquito bites, particularly during daylight hours, is recommended. Bite avoidance measures include: covering up with clothing, the use of insect repellent and bed nets impregnated with insecticide. Reduction of mosquito breeding sites around hotel rooms/homes is advised for longer term stays.