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Friday, March 7, 2014

Fiji : 8 dengue deaths

Via The Fiji Times :

Eight people have died from dengue fever as of February 28.

This was confirmed by national advisor communicable disease Dr Mike Kama at a presentation at USP yesterday.
Dr Kama said as of February 28, with the period of data collection from October last year to February this year, eight people had died from the mosquito-borne illness.
He revealed a further three deaths were also being investigated.
Dr Kama said as of February 28, 9825 of suspected cases were reported nationwide.
"These are dengue cases presented to all public health facilities with clinical symptoms of the disease.
"Of those, about 3802 have been confirmed with laboratory testing that they have the disease."

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