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Dengue Fever in Fiji: Should Divers Worry?

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Fiji has reported more than 10,000 cases of dengue fever since October last year, including 11 deaths. It's the worst outbreak in 16 years. Even though New Zealand officials report that 24 of their 35 cases this year have come from people traveling to Fiji, Fijian officials say it's no cause for alarm for tourists -- most cases have been reported near the capital, Suva, and in inland areas. There have been no outbreaks around the coastal resorts. Authorities have been spraying insecticide across the country to try to eradicate mosquito-breeding areas, and have started a public health campaign to remind people to clean out water containers....


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