Marshalls imposes domestic travel ban as dengue spreads
Quoting Radio New Zealand – 24 August 2019
“Government and private cargo and passenger vessels in the Marshall Islands have been banned as of Friday from carrying any passengers to remote outer islands in an effort to halt the spread of dengue fever. Air travel has also been halted.
“In response to the first laboratory-confirmed case of dengue fever in Majuro and about 200 suspected cases in the two urban centers combined, the Ministry of Health and Human Services late Friday curtailed all passenger travel to remote outer islands.
"The goal of this advisory is to halt dengue fever transmission to the outer atolls/islands because of the limited resources available in their local health centers," said Secretary of Health Jack Niedenthal in the travel advisory issued Friday.
"These health centers are not equipped in any way to manage severe dengue cases."
“The number of confirmed and suspected cases topped 166 at Ebeye as of mid-week, and over 30 suspected cases were reported in Majuro as the outbreak continued to multiply.”
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