20 Apr 2007

French warns of health risks in Fiji

2:04 pm on 20 April 2007

French authorities in New Caledonia have warned the French territory's public against travelling to neighbouring Fiji because of health risks.

There have been outbreaks of typhoid, leptospirosis and dengue fever on Fiji's main island of Viti Levu and on Vanua Levu in the north.

In a release, the French high commission in Noumea has warned travellers to avoid swampy or inundated areas and to boil water used for human consumption.