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Monday, January 30, 2012

Fiji braces for disease outbreak

Via Australia Network News :

" Health officials say water-borne diseases could be on the rise following severe flooding that hit Fiji's Western Division last week.

The World Health Organisation said flooding had increased the threat of typhoid, dengue fever and leptospirosis. The WHO said it was also bracing for a rapid increase in the mosquito population.

Dr Jacob Kool, a communicable diseases specialist with the WHO's Fiji office, told Pacific Beat there were a number of things which could trigger a disease outbreak."

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