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Dengue fever forces volunteer to cut trip short

Siteri Sauvakacolo
Saturday, February 15, 2014

HOPES of spending the next three months in Fiji have been cut short for Celina Ramsy.

The English volunteer will return home to England in the next few weeks after she contracted dengue fever.

Miss Ramsy, 20, was diagnosed with the illness last week during a visit to Beqa Island.

"I had to be brought back to the mainland by my other friends after I fell ill all of a sudden and they took me straight to the Suva Private Hospital," she said.

"From there, I had my blood samples tested and a doctor told me that I had to be admitted because I had dengue fever.

"I remembered having six pints of drips on me when I was admitted."

She said she was pretty upset having to go home early because she could not properly finish her volunteer term in the country.

"But I just have to go back before things get serious because this is also the first time I have had such sickness.

"My parents are pretty worried because of the sickness and they hope I would be home soon with them again."








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