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Dengue Fever in Solomon Islands

11 Jun 2013

As of 5 June 2013, a total of 5569 suspected cases of dengue fever have been recorded in the ongoing outbreak in solomon Islands. Of the suspected cases, 1272 have been confirmed and 6 cases have been fatal. The worst affected areas are: Honiara with 86% of cases, Guadalcanal, Malaita and Western provinces.

Advice for Travellers

Travellers should be aware of the risk of dengue fever. Avoidance of mosquito bites, particularly during daylight hours, by covering up with clothing, the use of bite avoidance measures such as repellent and bed nets is advised. Elimination of breeding sites around hotel rooms/houses is advised for longer term stays.