Dengue outbreak in the Marshall Islands surges again

New dengue cases had dropped by late November but they are on the rise again with up to 41 people seeking treatment at a hospital in the capital, Majuro, on one day last week and 162 cases recorded for the 7-day period, a new high in reporting. Following the lifting of a travel ban, some outer islands have also confirmed dengue fever infections. And more on dengue in the Pacific with a Cook Islands govt. update on their 2019 cases advising that the six infections recorded in December took the total to 126 (confirmed and probable) – 122 on Raratonga and four on Aitutaki. Updates on dengue in the region have also been published in the Jan 12 Pacific Syndromic Surveillance System Weekly Bulletin. Read more.

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