Over 200 suspected dengue fever cases reported
Quoting Radio New Zealand – 27 April 2019
“Over two hundred cases of suspected dengue fever have been reported in Vanuatu this year.
“Relief Web reports that between the 8th and 16th of April, 42 suspected dengue cases were reported in the capital Port Vila and Luganville.
“The surge in suspected cases has been linked in part to travel between various Pacific Islands territories.
“One of the Vila reports was an imported case from a traveller coming from Solomon Islands in January.
“Another confirmed case detected in Luganville has travel history to New Caledonia.
“The DENV-2 serotype of dengue has been circulating in Vanuatu for the last 2 years.”
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