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Torika Tokalau
Thursday, February 20, 2014

THE Australian and British high commissioners have issued travel advisories to their citizens on its website of the dengue fever outbreak in Fiji.

The Australian High Commission updated its travel advisory on Tuesday of the dengue fever outbreak in the Central Division, particularly in Suva.

The advisory contained new information in the travel advisory summary and under health of the increase in confirmed cases of dengue fever.

It had an "exercise a high degree of caution" for Suva.

"In February 2014, the Fiji Ministry of Health declared a dengue fever outbreak in the Central Division, particularly in Suva, with an unusual increase in dengue cases," the advice summary stated.

"Outbreaks of endemic mosquito-borne illnesses are common.

"We recommend you take precautions against being bitten by mosquitoes, including using insect repellent, wearing long, light coloured, loose-fitting clothing and ensuring your accommodation is mosquito proof."

The British High Commission said: "Fiji has encountered very high numbers of dengue cases, some of which have been the potentially fatal haemorrhagic fever strain, which has led to a number of deaths."

They high commission also advised British nationals to take precautions against being bitten by mosquitoes.








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