Dengue warning

THE American Samoa Department of Health is reminding residents the territory is still in the middle of a dengue fever outbreak and they must take precautions.

Epidemiologist Dr Aifili John Tufa has dispelled reports that there have been cases of chikungunya since Cyclone Gita swept through the territory.

But he said dengue fever was still spreading and while the focus was on the recovery from Gita, people shouldn’t drop their guard against dengue.

Dr Tufa said the following were the symptoms of dengue:

“You’ll experience fever, headaches, joint pain, you might feel tired and things like that. Some times if it gets really bad you’ll feel stomach pains, diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting.