3 Sep 2008

Fiji battles a dengue outbreak

9:59 am on 3 September 2008

Medical authorities in Fiji have confirmed a national dengue fever outbreak.

The Fiji Times reports that divisional teams have been activated after a marked increase in cases reported at hospitals and health centres throughout the country.

It is understood that more than four cases of dengue per day have been reported at public and private health facilities over the past few weeks.

Interim Health Minister Dr Jiko Luveni said as of Friday, 53 suspected cases of dengue had been reported throughout Fiji.