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Monday, December 19, 2011

Fiji : Beware of dengue outbreak

Via The Fiji Times :

" THERE are now 12 confirmed cases of dengue fever in the West.

According to Lautoka Hospital consultant Doctor Deo Narayan, three of the victims were recently admitted.

"Based on our lab results, they all tested positive for dengue," Dr Narayan said.

"Two of the cases were from Nadi while the third is from Lautoka. All three were very sick but we managed to treat them and send them home."

Symptoms of the disease include high fever and joint pains, and the Health Ministry has advised people to seek medical attention if they develop a fever.

It has also requested residents to destroy all possible mosquito breeding places as a precautionary measure."

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