10 May 2017

Dengue suspected cause of American Samoa death

2:48 pm on 10 May 2017

American Samoan medical staff are trying to ascertain whether dengue fever was the cause of death of a teenager over the weekend.

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Deputy Chief Medical Officer at LBJ Hospital Dr Annie Fuavai said that while they strongly suspect dengue, off-island laboratory tests are needed to confirm that the young man died from dengue.

She said the 17-year-old was admitted to the LBJ Hospital three days earlier and died on Saturday.

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