Dengue Fever Epidemic

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Published Friday, December 28, 2018

New Caledonia has declared an epidemic of dengue fever.

More than 100 people have contracted the mosquito-borne disease since the beginning of November.

Most infections have been recorded in the Noumea area, where about 20 people a week are getting infected.

The spread of the disease is attributed to the hot and humid weather.

As a result, people are being asked to eliminate mosquito breeding sites and to use repellents.

The last such epidemic in New Caledonia was declared in February.
Source: DORRIS

Dengue Fever Epidemic Facts

Power: 0
Affected Area: 300 km.
Alert Level: Green
Category: Health
Response: Execute
Severity: Extreme
Urgency: Immediate
Certainty: Observed

Injured: 136

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