15 Feb 2017

Vanuatu's Tanna records 115 dengue cases

8:14 pm on 15 February 2017
Fresh produce on sale at the main market in the Vanuatu town of Lenakel, on Tanna island.

115 dengue cases have been recorded in Tanna, southern Vanuatu. Pictured is the market in the main town, Lenakel. Photo: RNZI / Jamie Tahana

The hospital on Vanuatu's Tanna island has recorded 115 dengue cases.

A hospital manager, who is also part of the Dengue Taskforce, says 435 people were tested for the mosquito-borne disease.

He says of the 115 people who tested positive four were hospitalised.

He says one patient suffered spontaneous bleeding.

The number of dengue cases has also risen in neighbouring New Caledonia where an epidemic was declared last month.