3 Apr 2017

New Caledonia to intensify dengue fight

2:53 pm on 3 April 2017

New Caledonia wants to step up its fight against dengue after more than 1000 people were infected last month alone.

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The government says a further $US250,000 will be released to fight the mosquito-borne disease which has affected more than 2200 in the past six months.

The disease can now be found in 31 of the territory's 33 communes although most infections have been registered in Noumea.

In the past two months, six people have died of dengue.

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