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Dengue ‘Hot Spots’ In Fiji Increase

The Fiji Times reports on a dengue fever outbreak in the country.

The Fiji Times: Dengue hot spots increase
“People living in the Western Division [of Fiji] are being urged to take the necessary precautions to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes carrying the dengue virus because cases are now being recorded outside identified high-risk areas. Fiji Red Cross Society resource development manager Dianne Masih-Reddy said feedback received from volunteers deployed across the division indicated that dengue cases were now being recorded in areas outside the designated ‘hot spots’…” (Chaudhary, 3/20).

The Fiji Times: Dengue still on the up
“There is yet no end in sight to the dengue fever outbreak afflicting the country [of Fiji] with the Health Ministry saying it cannot project an end until there is a steady decrease of cases every week…” (Tokalau, 3/20).

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